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    Centers...First Grade FUN!!!

    Centers...First Grade FUN!!!

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    Unbelievable writing center in action!

    Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations: Spring Cleaning & More!

    Creating class books...We make 1 per week and the kids LOVE reading them all year long, then we raffle them off on the last day of school. So fun!

    Fluttering Through First Grade: 5 for Fraturday

    Reading Center activities that are low-maintenance, and can be paired with almost any text. Read more here...

    One Stop Teacher Shop: No-Fuss Literacy Centers!

    great literacy center printables

    The First Grade Parade

    There are SO MANY Literacy Center ideas here (with student sheets).

    Literacy Centers

    Read to Self Anchor Chart

    Read to Self Anchor Chart - classroom collective

    Kindergarten Is Crazy (Fun): Alphabet Literacy Center Ideas

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    K-1 literacy center ideas

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    DIY Literacy Centers

    DIY Literacy Centers

    Great literacy center ideas

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    Literacy Centers - I love centers. This "must-do, can-do" format is great! Complete the must-do activity then choose a can-do (or more!) if extra time. No one just sits waiting.

    A Teacher's Idea: Literacy Centers

    oodles of literacy centers

    Kindergarten literacy centers kindergarten balanced literacy first grade literacy centers

    A list of procedures that you want to be sure and teach your students before you start your guided small groups to insure that your Small groups will be effective, differentiated, and meaningful.

    5 Reasons Centers Work in My Classroom

    Word families center that is differentiated and so much fun {Tips for Building Reading Fluency blog post}

    Miss Giraffe's Class: Tips for Building Reading Fluency

    Easy and fun Gingerbread Man activity for kids - great way to incorporate literacy into the dress up center

    Dramatic Play Gingerbread Man Activity - Fun-A-Day!

    ABC Order Lesson~ Try word stick centers. Write groups of words on Popsicle sticks, place each set of sticks in a separate container, and then have students sort words before writing them in the correct order. Use with sight words, spelling lists, or words with similar spellings to challenge fast finishers. Check out the pictures and many more great ideas at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits!

    Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Five for Friday! Holla!!!

    Create sentences on different color paper. The student puts the sentences in the correct order, then records the sentence & colors the circle beside the sentence to show which sentence he created. FREE printable for "Mixed Up Sentences"

    Mixed Up Sentences

    Binder Clip Center Signs - The Organized Classroom Blog

    Binder Clip Center Signs

    Every notebook needs one of these…all it takes is duct tape and ribbon! No more searching for the last entry!

    Science Notebooks

    A fun way to encourage addition math skills with cups and paper towel or toilet paper rolls.

    Mothering with Creativity: Adding Fun

    Zap It: The game can be played with 2+ players. Student draws a stick and must give the correct answer to keep the stick. If the student misses it then he/she must put the stick back. Students keep playing back and forth. If a student draws a ZAP IT! stick then they must put ALL their sticks back. Student with the most sticks wins the game!

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    Pockets made from folders, great organizational tool for games and centers

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    Three ring binder turned into a table chart. Great ideas on this blog!

    Keeping Charts Close

    Set up classroom transitions to music that happen automatically on your computer. Keeps you on time while also providing fun transitions for students! What a good way to stay on schedule!!!

    Classroom Alarm Clock

    Ideas for a math journal center.

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