I’ve tried a couple of different ways to organize my centers and game pieces, but I think I’ve found something that works. It’s been a year-long process, but I am totally happy with the results!
I use these storage containers that I purchased at Target. I have seen them in the Really Good Stuff catalog as well. They are kind of spendy – about $4-5 each, but I thought the investment was worth it. And, like I said, I’ve purchased through out the past year, so it didn’t FEEL like I was spending so much!
I put each unit into one container – sometimes I am able to fit more than one. Both math and literacy centers go into the container.
I keep everything that I might need for that week’s centers in the container. Center cards, dice inserts, manipulatives, master copies, and answer keys. I also keep the black line master’s in a file folder in my filing cabinet, but I wanted to have a copy here as well – just in case!
I either clip the pieces together or put everything in a zip top bag.
What works best for you for organizing your center supplies?