We are using a choice chart with cards under each Choice for them to pick. I still have my students in flexible groups by color, so I have put clips with their colors next to the activity I want them to start at. This way I make sure they are making purposeful choices for what I want them to work on. After they do the clipped activity, then they can pick from activities without a clip.
Here are our Daily Five Math choices:
1. Write it Out: Read a math book and write what math they learned, write their own math story or word problem, and choose from differentiated folders with math problems to solve with a dry erase marker.
2. Math to Review: Games in differentiated tubs that we have played in prior units. These are stored in red folders by unit skill/topic so I can easily grab what they need help in and place in their tubs.
3. Math Games: board games to review math skills. **Most of the games were purchased through a grant on DonorsChoose website! Others are from school Title 1 funds.**
* The Math Literature books are in a book file box for use in Write it Out *
4. Fast Facts: flashcards, dice and number games to practice basic facts
* You can kinda see the crate in the far right bottom corner where we store all the flashcards in a tub and the dice and card games in a magazine file box. *
* stored in tubs on a shelf *
* using the place value blocks to build and compare *
* using coins to price out items in his desk *