I’ve tried lots of different ways to organize math and literacy centers. Sometimes I’ve needed to change because of the kiddos in my class, sometimes I’ve had to change because it doesn’t work for me. So far, I like what I have so far!
Here is the management/rotation chart:
The top (red) chart is for literacy centers, the bottom (blue) chart is for math centers. (Thanks Julie for the great idea!) We do our literacy centers in the morning and our math centers in the afternoon. Each child goes to one center a day, and it takes about 15-20 minutes. I don’t pull any guided reading groups during literacy centers right now since we have extra support that comes to our classroom for guided reading/interventions. I try to pull small groups or individuals for strategy work or assessments.
The yellow strips are transparency/word highlighter thingys (I don’t know what they are called!). These rotated every day in the beginning to show who was responsible for keeping the group on task and cleaning up materials. I’ll admit, I’m not very good at changing them daily anymore! The kids have started to manage this on their own.
These drawers are where I keep the centers. If something is too big to fit, it just goes on top. The kids take the drawer to their table and take out the supplies they need. Each drawer is labeled with a letter (literacy) or a number (math).
The tables are labeled to correspond with the number/letter.
Any questions? Just leave a comment below!