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Center Savvy

A good way to organize centers and to help your kids know what they need to do is to place all of your center materials in boxes. Plastic stackable boxes with lids work well. Make pictures to go along with each center, such as a picture of a calculator or ruler for math, a picture of a book for reading, and so on. Tape these pictures onto the corresponding boxes so that they are easily visible and recognizable by students. Have a center checklist for each student at the beginning of centers for each week that contains the same images used on the Center Boxes. Students will know when they are done with their center work or what they still need to complete by checking off (or coloring in) the pictures on their checklist. This will help your students to become independent workers; this gives you more time to teach!

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Pencil Pockets
Calculator Caddy
Center Map
Class Store
Parent Helpers
Art Portfolios
Housekeeping Documents
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Theme Booklet
Learning Displays
Desk Check
Math Manipulatives
Pencil Sharpening
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Computer Time
Scrap Box
Reading Center
Classroom Library
Supply Totes
Crayon R-e-s-p-e-c-t
Bulletin Board File
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Make Books Accessible
Center Necklaces
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Shared Supplies
Scrap Box
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Weekly Inventory
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Valentine Keepers
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Computer CD Organizer
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Supply Labels
Center Attendance
Magazine Clippings