Hey everyone! If your past 2 weeks have been anything like mine they have just been a whirlwind! Never enough time to get what I want done. Plus all our mid year assessments began so that takes up even more time!
So people have commented on how organized I keep my centers so I am going to share my tricks with you today.
My goal every week is to have 5 centers for my students to finish during ELA time. The skills vary depending on our reading series and what skills we will focus on during the week. I also LOVE to have thematic centers :) They are so much fun to incorporate! Plus isn't that what school should be more about?! Having fun and learn all the same time. So over the years I have made and gathers many many many different types of centers. Last year I had the AMAZING idea to organize all of them. This idea sounded great in my head and eventually turned out great!
This is how I went about this task over the summer
I started by putting all my centers in these manila envelopes. I label them with what the name of the activity is or skill that it covers
Then from there I had the great idea to group my centers by months!
I bought some plastic containers from Target and used these calendar labels from a set I had. That way I pull down 1 container a month and ALL the centers I will be using are in them! Makes it soo much easier to find things!
No of course some bins are stuffed to the brim so I also made a bin for ELA and Math skills.
Then each Friday I go through my bins and pick out the centers we will be working on the following week. I store my weekly centers in these bins from the dollar store
Easy for my students to find what they need to work on and they stay organized!
So that is a little peek inside how I keep all my centers organized.
How do you store your centers? Any tricks you can share?