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Student Centered Instructional Methods

Excellent collection of methods to put the student at the center of the learning environment

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is it magnetic activity: put a bunch of items in a bin and a magnetic wand for child to test if it's magnetic or not and then sort into a "magnetic" or "not magnetic" jar or cup

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from Bloglovin’

20 FREE Name Activities for the First Week of Kindergarten (Kindergarten Chaos)

20 FREE Name Activities for the First Week of Kindergarten

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from PreKinders

Ramps in the Science Center

Again, easily extended for older children by adding two ramps so that comparisons can be made, applying cloth to the surface, then vaseline, to see how those affect rolling speed, etc.

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websites-for-reading-intervention

1. Florida Center for Reading Research: Tools for tutoring or intervention with a struggling reader? You must go to this site. Broken down into the 5 different components of literacy, this site has lessons, games, and resources for all your reading intervention needs. Just print and you are ready to teach. It is seriously a...Read More »

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TIC-TAC-TOE Novel Study Assessment: What a creative, multi-task project idea for a novel study!

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Dramatic Play Kitchen (Play to Learn Preschool)

The dramatic play area is the center of our classroom community. So much fun, hands-on learning takes place there! We love to set it up with simple themes, like a restaurant, and elaborate themes, lik

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Things that Spin

Cosas que giran: "This is a fun science center display you can use any time of year. This is a collection of various things that spin: spinning tops, small bottle, wheel, CD, jar lid, plastic egg, and a game die. The children like to see which objects spin the best. The egg and game die were the most popular."

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Tweezers and indian corn for fine motor development! My kids loved this in the science center.

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10 authentic ways to hold students accountable for home reading

Excellent description of what students are doing during daily 5...this might be helpful for any teacher that is confused about the difference between centers (teacher created work holds students accountable) and daily 5 activities (independent and student driven accountability...no worksheets to "grade"!!)

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