I hope you all are enjoying your time off, I know I am! I don't think I ever stop thinking about school. I decided to start centers the day we go back to school for both reading and math. I've been pinning ideas like crazy for my reading centers so I decided to create some new boards specifically for center ideas. Tonight I worked on a word work center board and a listening center board. There are soooo many materials out there, most of them free! I am not going to spend my time reinveting the wheel and you shouldn't either. Go check out my new (and old) boards for ideas for your centers! I will post more about the centers as I set them up and actually implement them.
Also, follow me on Pinterest if you don't already...I'm VERY good at keeping up with pinterest (unlike the blog lately).
I'll leave you with a few items from my pinterest boards:
Use an inflateable pool (or a large cup or bowl) to "fish" for letters to make words.
Make listening center folders with response sheets in page protectors or laminated. This way students can write on them over and over again. Collect their folders once a week, check their work, and have them erase everything. It cuts down on the amount of copying you need to do.
P.S. Don't forget about my sale...ends January 1st!