Do you use classroom Learning Centers? Do you struggle with how to manage your centers? Look no further! My simple method will save you time and frustration. No more pocket charts and moving student names every day. Just give each child a log and have them mark off the station as they complete the task.
I use classroom learning centers every day in my room. The children use them during guided reading time every day. Usually I have my class split into 4 groups. They do the following activities each day:
1. Meet with teacher at guided reading.
2. Learning Stations
3. Table Task
4. Read To Self - from their leveled book boxes.
Each child has a Learning Center Log. When it is their turn to go to centers, they are allowed to choose whatever center they want to go to for the day. I only allow one student at a time at each center. This cuts down on noise and talking. Because I have 10 centers, there is always enough room for every child to go to a different center. At the end of their center time, they check the box to show that they have been to that center and they will not go back to that center again until they have filled up their entire log. This keeps students from visiting the same center day after day. One log usually lasts each child about two weeks.
I have included 5 different versions of logs to try and meet everyone’s needs. After purchasing, if you need something added or changed on the log, please let me know and I will try my best to accomodate you.