If you’re like me, you’ve tried centers a million different ways. I think I’ve finally found a way to make it SIMPLE. I actually use this in my first grade classroom, but it can easily be used in grades above and below. I’ve created this product with room for flexibility, however, I want to be clear about the basic framework:
-6 Small Groups (I have 3-4 students in each group)
-3 rotations a day (Can be anywhere from 10-20 minutes depending on your grade level. I stick to 13 minutes in my 1st grade classroom)
-An A Day/B Day Schedule (Gives variety, but not too much where it's a nightmare to upkeep. I have guided reading as one of my centers and then 5 more.)
-Several options for management (Individual student schedule cards, pocket chart option and master schedule option)
You CAN EDIT to add your students' names and your specific center names into schedules.
Comes with 6 binder covers and spines, 18 center name cards, 6 group signs, individual student schedules, and a master schedule.
Center Names Included (in every color):
-Work on Writing
-Listen to Reading
-Read to Someone
-Read to Self