It's so great to hear that people are interested in Daily 5 Math. I am by no means an expert but hopefully I can encourage some people to take the leap and get it started! If you are already doing Daily 5 literacy, then it's a breeze. Last week I posted about my kiddos math bags. Now I will share a little about how I store stuff.
I like to keep the activities in sterilite bins and drawers. I put a label on each one so my kids know exactly where to put their materials back. I use them for my word work activities too.
|Math with Someone bins. I put a white mailing label with the game name on each bin and then just make a new one when I put in a new game.|
I have about 6 of these drawers in a row for Daily 5 Math. I store each activity or game in a ziploc bag. When a game or activity is out, I make 3 copies of it. So for Math with Someone, there is 3 copies of the game, so 3 pairs of kids can play it. If you go to an activity and its all gone then you choose another. I label it with the name of the activity and what skill the kids are working on when playing it.
|Ziploc bag with activity, smaller bag depending on size of activity|
|Label with name of activity and what the kids are working on when playing it|
|Foam number puzzle|
|Activty packed up and ready for the bins . The "E" means this activity is for everybody|
|Envelope with quick note about activity. Any recording pages needed go in envelope.|
|Game in ziploc bag with any special materials needed inside another little bag. Label on front.|
|Velcro Card from board of Math Daily 5 choices|
|I clip all 3 copies together when ready to be put away|
|Bins I keep the activites in when not in use. Ignore the ugly taping job.|
|Cupboard which holds the bins of activities|
Hope this helps get people started and thinking about Daily 5 math in their own class!