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