Where do you put it?I put mine in the front of the classroom on my white board so each student and every adult can easily see it and use it. Put yours in a central location and in good viewing space for you and your students.
I use this board only when my students are ready for it. I have to build up stamina in several areas before I can expect or allow students to choose their area and work correctly in that area. I am guessing we will start this board in October.
How do you use it?I set mine up for each topic to be on its own sheet. That may you can change it based on your classroom needs and where your students are building stamina. For my picture example, I can have just working with words, reading to self, and reading to others as choices. I can add listening to reading when my students are ready, or take it away if they can't handle it. I also created a spot for working with a teacher and an aid/adult.
Students move their name to their choice and go to that location. They may be called to work with a teacher or they may want to switch locations when a listening station becomes open. As long as they change where they are on the board, they are fine.
Why do I need one?
I can't promise that you need one, but I did. I created this for my room and the needs of little ones. I modified, added to the pack, and changed things to work with K students. for example, my students NEEDED a choice for working with their teacher because it blew their minds that they wouldn't have a place on the choice board when they were working with me.
|Here is my pack if you are interested.|
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