I’ve been perusing your book Math Work Stations on the Stenhouse website. Tomorrow, I’m going to pick it up at Bookies in Denver. Thank you so much for writing this book. I really want to meet the needs of all of my children during math and I can’t wait to implement math work stations.
Unlike the teachers you have worked with, I do need to buy plastic containers for the math work stations. Do you have a size of plastic tub, that you could recommend to me? Considering that you usually have two to three activities in a container, I’m not sure what size to buy.
Bookies is a wonderful store in Denver! Have fun there!
Most teachers I work with do buy uniform clear plastic containers with lids for their math stations (but don’t seem to need any for storing other math manipulatives, since those can be all sizes and shapes). I have bought them from places such as Office Depot, Target, and WalMart. I also got some from http://www.reallygoodstuff.com that have red handles.
First, measure the shelves you will place the containers on. This is important so you get containers that will fit! I often get something about 9″ x 12″ so that I can put a children’s book in it, as well as recording sheets. Hope this helps.
Just wanted you to know how much I love math workstations. I have been working on teaching math lessons much like I teach reading strategies and I wanted to also keep math stations as well. Your book has given me so many ideas on how to still have math workshop and math work stations too. Thank you for your wonderful books, I have them all!