This is absolutely the easiest way I have found to manage my free choice centers! My kindergarten students are totally independent at centers after only 2 weeks!
All you need to do is print, laminate, and hang round center cards on necklaces. (I just tape them to the back to be able to easily switch them out.) I found my necklaces at Walmart and JoAnn's, however, you could make your own with yarn or similar item.
Students pick the necklace that marks their center choice. They know if all the necklaces are gone, the spot is full and they must pick a different choice. It also helps you manage by seeing who should be at what center just by looking at their necklace!
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