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Center Necklaces

Make a simple set of necklaces for each center with that centers name on it. You can just write out the names on thick paper, laminate them, and punch a hole in the top. You may want to use different colors for each center as well. Put a string through the hole and tie the ends and you have a necklace. Make the number of necklaces for each center dependent on the maximum amount of students you want at that center. Hang the necklaces in an obvious spot at each center. As a student goes to a new center they will put on one of the necklaces. This way if all of the necklaces are gone, then your kids will know that they have to choose a different center. You will also know where everyone is working (or where they're supposed to be working).

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