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Centers Made Simple

As you come up with new centers for your class, help yourself save time for later teaching by organizing center materials in a legal-size manila folder. Write the name of the activity, a brief description, and the materials needed on the cover of the folder. This will make it easier for you to set up the center when needed. Post a sheet with directions for your students on the inside of the folder, and have the folder open at the center area. On the other side (across from the directions) make a pocket out of tagboard and attach it to the folder. In this pocket you can keep small center items and objects, or you could keep small worksheets for the center. You can also create a pocket on the back of the folder where students can place their finished work or reflect on the activity. You can simply file these folders until the next time you need them!

More Room Organization Ideas

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