Oh, and I have a new addition to my room. Once my little girl left I have a student switching in from another room. It's intense.
Anyway, I plan on running just 5 centers (instead of the usual 6) over the next 3 days. The once FLEX center has two components and will take the entire 30 minutes. I will meet with 1/3 of the class each day for that. The other 16 kids will divide up between the other four centers for about 4 kids per center. It will work. It has to. :) Anyway, here are the centers!
|Love the use of Inter Office Mail Envelopes? hahah Someday I will beautify them...|
The next center has students going out in the hallway where our Harris Burdick stories are displayed. (Want to read some amazing stories? Go here to see my kid's work! Harris Burdick Stories). Anyway, they are in the hall like this. My amazing teacher's aide displayed them all for me! She's great!
|Bucket compliments of my dad who bought my mom Valentine's Day flowers in them||! :)|
Anyway, so inside this cute little bucket I have pads of sticky notes and some gel pens (ooooohhh gel pens---the kiddos LOVE them). I stuck some quick directions on the bucket. Essentially, the students are to read other kid's stories and write them a specific comment. We have talked about how comments should be more than, "It's cool." Anyway, students will fill them out and stick them in the bucket (where I will then proof them for kindness and make sure all the kids have them) before I hand them out. I figure this is much easier than having them all read aloud...especially when you read them and see how long they are. NOT THAT I AM COMPLAINING BECAUSE I AM SO SO SO HAPPY WE WROTE SO MUCH!
Anyway...there you have it! Centers for the week! Stay tuned for a post on Pinterest (and yes, you have my permission to "pin", just reference me) and a post on Literature Circles. Woo-hoo!