One of the things that was a little hard for me to do was give my kids a choice where they go each time (maybe later in the year). So after searching on Pinterest for ideas, I found rotation cards/bookmarks. I liked that idea because it gave me control for my RTI students and it eliminated me tracking where they are going each session.
Each morning I place a bookmark rotation card in each child's book box. I strategically place certain colors in my RTI student boxes. We have a push-in RTI program that comes in during the same time M-Th, which happens to usually be our second rotation of activities. Usually my RTI kids have a bookmark that would have them going to "read to someone" for their second rotation. So that is how I am able to "control" their rotations if needed.
There are five different rotation cards, so I placed each rotation onto a different color and laminated them. This way I am able to visually see who should be at each rotation. I made an extra set for me and I placed them onto a binder ring for my reference.
I made my own version of a bookmark with clip art that would match my clip art I used to make my expectation cards. Grab your rotation card freebie below.
clipart by Melonheadz Illustrating
*This file is an "unofficial adaptation of the Daily 5 by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. It is not endorsed by the 2 Sisters. To access official resources, check out The Daily Cafe. If you have not read the book, I definitely would! It was such a great help to me and I read it more than one time.
Check back later this week for another freebie on how I keep track of their word work.