Yes I think I was born with a super power for turning things into centers! When I walk down the aisles of Dollar Tree the products just yell my name! I did some damage and I think I should own stock in this store!
First we have these button file bags that I will use for my guided reading take home books. There are 3 in a pack for 1.00!
I bought 2 of these. I turn them upside down and put barstool cushions on top and use them for seating in my class library. (Target)
These are pennants that I am using for a beginning of the year bulletin board. (More details to come) Five in a pack!
These are things I found at Target. Dry erase clocks, mini erasers, telling time cards, and sorting objects cards and notepads.
Click here for FREEBIE! Put these in sheet protectors for a great center!
Magic reading glasses for guided reading! I may also use these for buddy reading. If you put the word MAGIC in front of anything the kids will love it! I just saw this on a blog but can't remember where. (Let me know if it's you and I'll link you!)
Center Patrol! See how I use these here.
Bingo Markers to use with various games. Homonym cards and Compound words cards. Color your own stickers for sticker stories.
Money stickers to use during our money lessons.
Reading Comprehension Ball Write general questions on it with a sharpie and have the kids roll and answer questions. EX: Who are the main characters? What was the setting of the story? etc..
Toy box items!
Coloring books! This is a staple center in my writing area. THE KIDS LOVE IT! Have the students tear out one page and write a story about the picture on handwriting paper. (Get the coloring books with pictures only and no words) Then have them color the picture. Every year I put these together as a class book and they are AWESOME! The parents love them during conferences!
Puzzles! Have the students put them together and then use small post its to label the adjectives or nouns or they can write a story about the picture! This one is a favorite too!
Use these for sorting. Have the students count out beads to represent a number or have them practice counting by 2, 5, or 10s!
I will use these for breakfast count. (We eat breakfast in our classrooms and have 2 choices to pick from but you could use them for lunch!) I got the small craft sticks to go with them an write their names on the end with a sharpie!
I also got sharpeners and ink pads and a red bell! my kids love ringing the bell on my desk so I am going to use this at the computer station. When kids get a 100 percent on their AR test they get to ring the bell. Hopefully this will cut down on interruptions! They love the bell! I want to replace this with an EASY button from staples but I don't have one yet.. :(
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