I have two of everything: two CAFE boards, two pensieves, two word collectors, two pocket charts for Daily 5+1 . . . but I teach three grades (and at least 12 ability levels). My kids aren't confused - we have a Math cafe and a literacy cafe. That's just how they know their class.
My Math CAFE:
Comprehension:I understand the problem.
Application: I use what I know to solve different problems.
Facts: I know the basic math facts.
Expand and Explain:I know, find, and use math words to explain how I solve problems.
My Math CAFE menu is not as complete as it will be, and jlfogerty's PACE was a huge help.
My Math Daily 5+1:
Practice New Skill (usually an assignment from me)
Solve Word Problems
Practice Math Facts
Work With Shapes and Sizes (measurement, geometry)
Data, Logic, and Strategy Games
I have a pocket chart with the Daily at the top and under it, forming columns, are the activities I've taught them that they can/must choose.
For the games, I have many from Investigations and Scholastic's Shoebox Learning Centers ( http://shop.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayproductId=11980&langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10004 ), but I also have Guess Who, Battleship, Connect Four, and other commercial games that will be "work."
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