Life in First Grade: Classroom Decorating Day 7: See it Sort it Pocket Chart Center. I think this would be an awesome center for those who finish quickly. I would send them over there and tell them to make some words using this week's vowel sound.
Better yet- place them between desks enlarging the surface area and fit nicer instead of sticking out at the end Zip tie crates to end of table groups to make an organizers for each group. Use this for storage instead of our center shelves!