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I use this to keep my rotations on track. I covered up the frame where the kids' names go but they know what they are supposed to be doing each time the bell rings. On this board, the rotations say seat work but I have it as centers now. I used seat work in the fall before I had the centers under control. Each rotation is about 15 minutes long.
I set all my centers in flexible plastic bins that I got from Hobby Lobby last year. I love that they are flexible and they don't break when the kids drop them. I used to use plastic book bins but they were always getting broken.
If you can tell from the picture, I have the centers numbered and labeled on the shelf. For some reason that I can't quite figure out, the kids can't seem to put 4 of them on a shelf. They seem to love putting them all on the same shelf and it drives me crazy! The labels make my life easier.
I am addicted to Post-It notes and the label roll is amazing. If you mess up on an anchor chart, just use it to cover up the mistake. It's great for labeling things quickly and easily.
The baskets are organized in a certain way but they really don't look like this at the end of the month.
Inside the basket, they have an instruction sheet, recording sheets, and the sorting cards.
These centers are from my April Adventures center pack.
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I found these vinyl envelopes at Office Depot and they are working great for centers. They hold the larger cards and the smaller cards. I was having a hard time with Ziploc bags because they would get thrown away when they were in the floor or all the cards wouldn't fit in the bags. This is my solution..so far, so good.
Each child has a center folder where they keep their recording sheets and center checklist.
Okay, back to the Post-it products, these Post-it pockets are awesome! You can move them around and they hold multiple sheets of paper. I have their center checklists for the month in here so they just grab one at the beginning of the month.
I have my centers last an entire month mostly because I'm too lazy to change them all the time. Also, they only have one rotation (about 15 minutes) to do them each day for four days a week. I started the year with just 10 centers but I have moved up to 12. I changed the number because some of my high kids were getting finished with them too early.
So I think that's about it. I like to see photos of how others organize things so I hope this has helped you. Please comment with any questions you might have.
In other news, I made this chicken broccoli braid after spin class tonight.
It was so good! It kinda tastes like broccoli casserole in a pocket.
I can't find my original recipe on Pinterest so I've linked a similar one.
I just didn't use mushrooms and swiss cheese. I used shredded cheddar cheese instead.
Click here to see a similar recipe on Pinterest.
Have a good night!