Did this last year
06302012, 06:26 PM


I had 6075 minutes to spend on Math per day. I didn't do a whole group lesson at all. The first day of the unit was a pretest on the unit skills. I then graded them and put the kids into groups of 45 based on their pretest scores.
The daily lesson consisted of 4 stations each about 15 mins:
*computer station where the students do the visual learning independently, the lesson quiz, and early finishers play games that reinforce the skills of the unit or review skills;
*a game station with the daily lesson game;
*independent practice station where they work through the problems in the book
*instruction station where I deliver the lesson for the day, this could be the problem solving piece of the lesson, clearing up confusion from independent practice, and guided practice problems so I can check to see if they understand
I use the leveled homework and students pick up their worksheets based on their quiz score. They know I can check their score and are usually honest. I guess if you wanted to you could spend 15 mins on the whole group and eliminate one of the stations. Maybe make the game station once a week instead of daily. Good luck!
