I have a lot of “favorite” times of the day but my students LOVE literacy centers. Seriously, tell them that we ran out of time to do centers and expect a tongue lashing, whining, the whole nine then insert BIG headache. I love it that they love it so much. Can you feel this love people? It’s good ... Read More about We LOVE Valentine Centers!
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Okay, that title is lame but I couldn't think of anything fabulous. Oh, Monday. How I loathe love you. J Actually today was really good. You never know about Mondays though. Sometimes the kids are so tired and cranky it puts me in a bad mood but not today. We had TPRI this morning. My kids ... Read More about Monday Funday???
(S0rry, it is rolling on the right side. I have it hanging until we fill it out.)This Friday, we will have pumpkin carving. That’s right…all of my 22 little darlings will bring a full size pumpkin to school and we will carve every last one of them. Gasp! I know right…hot mess…but so fun!! This is ... Read More about The PUMPKINS are coming!
I just started a new center schedule this past week. I am doing a ten day rotation with 20 centers…GASP, right?! Actually, I LOVE it. I am basically preparing for two weeks at a time but this way I keep my groups small (2 or 3 students). I still make sure they go to an art, library or buddy reading, ... Read More about New Literacy Centers!
In this center, students stamp the body and label in pencil the body parts.I heart dice games! In this games, students can play alone or with a friend. They use bears as a game piece. They role the dice and whatever they land on, they move fwd that many spaces. The student to get to the end first ... Read More about Math Centers!
Centers this week… This is my fine motor center. I call it Star Center. I think it is important to incorporate fine motor activities into centers and the kids always love them. This activity is tonging. Students have two small bowls and plastic tongs that I purchased from Lakeshore Learning. The ... Read More about New Literacy Centers!
I don’t start LITERACY centers the first week of school because it takes so much time getting familiar with the classroom and rules. I take one day to explain all of the centers for the next rotation and we practice the activities together or I will demonstrate with helpers. I ... Read More about Literacy Learners