This post is all about winter math and literacy workstations for kinder, first, and second grade. Having a well-rounded assortment of activities gives you the confidence that your standards are covered. The key is consistency with a heaping serving of novelty! These workstations are winter-themed so you can pull students in with the fun theme.
Benefits of Workstations
The goal of independent hands-on activities is to allow students to practice and apply what they already know. We all know that our students need repetitive practice to become confident and fluent with math concepts, but sometimes we get caught in keeping students busy. These stations are purposeful and appropriate so you can rest assured.
Because each class is different, having a variety of different skills and activities to pull from makes life much easier. This post shows pictures from all three different grade levels of winter math and literacy. Click the grade levels below and at the end of this post to read more about that specific grade level.
Tips for Engagement
Some ways to add novelty to winter centers are to use non-standard items for manipulatives. This encourages students to take the extra step to self-monitor. Another benefit of manipulatives is to keep students in concrete learning. Some favorite January manipulatives are erasers, cotton balls, marshmallows, and poms.
For easy alignment, each grade level set of math and literacy workstations has TEKS and Common Core listed for each activity. There are a total of 24 workstations in each grade level so you will cover a variety of skills. The winter set is one of four sets in the seasonal bundle.
Where Can I Get Them?
You can find these workstations by grade level and season by clicking the grade levels below. The bundle of all four seasons will give you the biggest discount on scoring 96 amazing workstations for the year.
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