Center time is my favorite time of the whole day and it is HUGE hit with my students as well. Let me try to walk you through how I set up my centers.
What are Centers?
Many people call center time many different things. Essentially center time for me and in my classroom is a time for students to work independently to skill build. I use this time to allow students to work on skills they need extra practice with. Additionally, center time is a great time to assess students on some skills such as handwriting, matching letters to sounds, counting sets and writing the amount, etc..
How to Organize a Center Chart
Durable Center Clips
Each Clip Has a Home
How to Start Centers
Don’t Forget Clean Up
Add Some Fun Centers
Extra Center Time Success Tips & Tricks
Types of Centers
and other table based activities. I usually let the last student(s) that go to that center to pick the fun activity that will replace the work.
Bonus activities include making word families with magnets, sight word searches, or another more difficult task.
his is a great way to accelerate learning for those kids who always finish their centers early and need an extra push educationally.