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Center Map

Starting centers at the beginning of the week is often a confusing time for students, even if they have been doing it for months--it takes time to know what and where the centers are and in what order they should be done. Making a center map helps your kids because it provides an accessible reference; students that miss the first day of center activities benefit greatly from this map. Make the center map by drawing the tables and/or center areas in your room. Laminate this so that you can change the map according to what center is at each table by using wipe-off markers.

More Room Organization Ideas

Class Books
Reading Center
Bulletin Board File
Supply Labels
Cereal Box Folders
Transparency Tracking
Computer CD Organizer
Theme Booklet
Center Necklaces
Math Manipulatives
Centers Made Simple
Weekly Inventory
Center Organization
Center Worksheets
Table Organization
Supply Totes
Gym Equipment Control
Center Attendance
Crayon R-e-s-p-e-c-t
Pencil Pockets
Art Portfolios
Shared Supplies
Learning Displays
Center Map
Drawer Labels
Calculator Caddy
Class Store
Pencil Sharpening
Classroom Library
Computer Time
Housekeeping Documents
Magazine Clippings
Bell Work
Make Books Accessible
Scrap Box
Headphone Control
Water Bottles
Valentine Keepers
Scrap Box
Center Savvy
Desk Check
Parent Helpers