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Math Manipulatives

Math centers usually have manipulatives and other materials that can easily be misplaced. In order to maintain the centers without too much work, make students responsible for the materials. Have a container with all of the necessary supplies for the math activity. Place a library card pocket (or make a simple one with heavy paper and tape) on the side of this container. Each week when you start a center, write the contents of the box on an index card and place it in the pocket. This way students can check to make sure that everything is there both when they begin and end the center activity. This should eliminate your having to prepare the center each day.

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