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Center Activities Are you looking for center activities? Here is the place for you! Join us today to share center-related questions and ideas source

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Managing Student Centers - These are strategies to use to help you manage your students center work. source

3rd Grade Centers - Here are some things Im trying for my 3rd grade classroom centers. 1. Puzzle Center-- have them work on a large puzzle (500+ pieces). This is a team-building exercise. 2. Writing Center-- Have a story starter out and the kids have clipboards and write about the prompt. 3. Math center-- I have some wipe off math mats for..source

Centers - I usually have one task at a center that is a "must do". After that there is either an open ended activity that can take any amount of time - like a game, or a choice of activities. Either way there should be more to do than time to do it. An example for your writing center would be ...source

list of my centers - I used "centers" when I taught second grade, but then when I was switched to third, I decided to change the name to "Learning Workshops". I keep all my ³Workshops² in different decorated boxes in a certain area of my room...source

Teaching with centers - At the core of my system is a folder with items in it that reinforce the concepts we are working on. Each child has one of these folders and knows that the work in it must be completed by the end of the week. On the cover is a calendar for the month. Every day the children get their folder and color in the days date according to how they feel...source



Benefits of Classroom Centers - A list of benefits students gain as they work various classroom centers. Focus is on early childhood source

Center Activities - Print out these activities for centers.These worksheets are available in PFD format (requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader) source

How to Set Up Centers in Your Classroom - Oraganizing, setting up and managing centers in your classroom. Helpful ideas for those new to centers source

Integrating Technology in the Classroom - A "slide show" that gives pictures, notes and tips on class management of learning centers which integrate use of computers and other technology. Tips and ideas are valuable for "non technical" centers also source

Jobs - Here is a long list and details of all kinds of centers or student "jobs."Included are materials needed, instructions and "tips" to help teachers get the most out of the information source

Kindergarten Connect: Centers - Here are pictures of student centers in a classroom. In addition to literacy centers, there are pictures of a word wall, a letter of the week bulletin board and some student made books. In many cases you can see the directions for the students as well as the center set up. Love that telephone center! source

L2K Workshop Game Plan - Here is the"game plan" that one teacher uses for organizing and planning her centers or "workshops." Included is information on what kind of centers are chosen and what record keeping and other preparation is needed source

Learning with Centers - This page gives information about purchasing the book Free Flow Centers. There is a fair amount of information given about the components that make up this program source

Literacy Centers - A wealth of information of planning for, setting up (including potential costs), and implementing classroom learning centers. Lots of ideas source

Mrs. Chastains Learning Center Pictures - Mrs. Chastain generously provides pictures of her many kindergarten centers. Take a peek into her classroom source

Mrs. Chastains Learning Centers - This list of Kindergarten learning centers give great ideas for different center activities source

Primary Learning Centers - Lots about learning centers here. For the centers there are goals, descriptions, and management of both the centers themselves and of students. A good "how to" source

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