complete 2 “work” centers a day on M, T, and W. After they do their “work”
they can go to a play center. By Thursday and Friday, almost all the
centers are done. I go around and help those students who didn’t do it
correctly the first time, who need extra help, or who couldn’t finish
the work before. I also use this time to assess students.
Since each “work” center is at a table in my room, I color code them. When
the blue work center gets cleaned up, we put a fun center there like
play dough. I use the same clips for the blue table regardless of work
or fun, since that is where the work was and the play dough is now.
The first week I do only fun centers at only the 6 tables so my kids
learn how to get a clip and go to that table. I also teach them to trade
the clips out. We do work centers the second week of school.