FYI – Part of this post has been recycled from a previous post.
My students do literacy centers during my small group reading time. I usually have 4 rotations because I have 4 reading groups. The rotations are Meet with Teacher, Read to Self, Writing, and Centers.
This year, I made some changes to my centers. I used to put the recording sheets in the tubs with the centers but I had some students doing the same center over and over again. So, to make it easier on me and them, I made a center checklist for them to color when they are finished with that center. (These checklists are in my packs of literacy centers.) I’ve also stapled all the recording sheets to the checklist so everything is together. This is much easier for me to grade than 12 loose papers.
been trying to do math rotations for several years but I could never
work it in during our short time period for math. This year, I tried to
make it a priority. I was able to get math rotations in a lot more this
year but it all depended on the skill we were learning. When we were
struggling through regrouping in subtraction, those rotations just