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Room Organization

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!

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