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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!

More Room Organization Ideas

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