Thursday, October 23, 2008

Setting Up the Slates

I was asked to show the process we use to set up the slates.

Here's how we do it.


We begin by setting out 3 tubs. The red tub holds the slates; the green holds bits of towel that serve as erasers; the white tub holds bits of chalk.

First we set out the slates.


"Erasers" are spread out like blankets on the slates.


And a bit of chalk is placed on the erasers. All set.

We put the materials away in groups, each group trying to get their materials put away within 10 seconds.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I picture a couple of children setting it up before the other children come to the carpet--is that correct? I have tried all kinds of ways to hand out materials without taking too much time. Right now I have the materials in a little wagon. A child pulls the wagon around the circle and children take the materials when it is their turn. Fun, but waiting is not the easiest for JK/SK!

Dan Gurney, Mr. Kindergarten said...

You're welcome. The photos you see here were staged. It's a bit more chaotic with everyone there, but not too bad, in fact actually quite lovely.

We can get everything out in about 3 minutes and everything put away in about 2 minutes. By actual time measurement.