By Julie 55 Comments It all started with a cookie sheet. I was observing a student in a kindergarten classroom during literacy center time and in one of the centers the teacher placed magnetic letters on a cookie sheet and the students made words with the letters.
Around the Clock Here is a center game to reinforce clock numeral placement. For each game board, glue a construction paper clock to a colored background.
Label each of several chips in sets of 12 chips with numerals 1 - In turn have each player roll a 12 sided die, then cover that number on her clock with the correctly labeled chip. If a player rolls a numeral that has already been covered with a chip, she must pass the die to the next player.
Continue play until on numerals on each clock are covered. Start collecting fry containers. Then write a different number on each box.
Make fries by cutting yellow sponges into strips. Place the boxes and fries in a center. To do this activity, a child places the appropriate number of fries in each box. For each jar you gather think of a fruit or veggie to make out of colored paper apple, grape, corn, banana.
Now cut out the shapes of the veggies and fruit. For each fruit or veggie jar think of an activity to place on the jars. For instance, one jar may be called apple activities. You would cut out apple shapes and label the jar appropriately. You may choose to write math problems on the apples.
The student will take the jar and complete all the math problems on another sheet of paper. You might choose to name another jar corny questions and place corn cut-outs with questions written on in the jar. The student will take the jar and answer the questions on a sheet of paper.
Make as many jars as you would like be creative and place them in a line on a shelf. Place a box of colorful breakfast cereal and a supply of three-ounce paper cups at the enter. The student fills one cup with cereal.
Then she uses pieces to complete a variety of tasks. Post the following tasks in the center and a worksheet with the following: Place a plastic shoebox, a can of shaving cream, and a list of current spelling words at the center. A student sprays a small amount of shaving cream into the shoebox and uses her finger to write the spelling word she sees.
Or a friend tells her a spelling word and she spells it without looking.
After she is sure the word is correct she spreads the foam around to erase the word, then repeats the procedure until all the words have been spelled correctly.
Your thinking "messy" aren't you. Actually, I did this with a life skills class using numbers and all you need to do or have the student do is wipe it up with a paper towel and the shoebox is ready for the nest student.
You may want to have four or five shoeboxes in the center. If your students did not like to practice their spelling words before, they should after this!!!!
Program a set of seasonal shapes with desired vocabulary words or numbers; then laminate the shapes for durability and store them in a clothespin bag. Also make an answer key for self-checking and place it in the bag.
A student sequences numbers or alphabetize words by suspending them on the clothesline in the correct order. Students won't have any hang-ups about sequencing practice with this clever activity! Post a list of spelling words, vocabulary words, or content words at the center.
Place several dictionaries, pencils, and a supply of writing paper at the center, too. Then have the student repeat this for additional words. A good idea is to provide an answer key at the center so the students can check their work.
I try to keep my eyes open for chats about the topic of centers.Over the past four+ years there is one thing that has been a constant part of our morning routine – our calendar board. Each of our kids has participated in learning from it, and it has been a fun way to add a bit of math, Bible, and other subjects into a start of our day.
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