School ended yesterday for the kids. I have been thinking and semi preparing for my switch back to kindergarten. Attended the Reading Street training today in my district for K teachers. Wow - there is a lot to do everyday. Will definitely need to pick and choose, could never fit it all in, not with everything else I still want to do during the ELA black.
Anyway - thinking about literacy centers - Beginning of the Year literacy Centers. My team mates and I were chatting about them today after the training. I usually start on day 1 with a short center time. Other teachers on my team discuss and unveil centers for about a week before the kids actually do them (going over rules, what to do there, etc)
Anyway - I am trying to get about 10 different centers for the first couple of weeks of school. I usually start with more "play" centers and gradually add more "work" centers.
So far I'm thinking...
beads and string
colors and shapes pocket chart
mobilo (like legos - rounded, lots of wheels)
stamping (limited number of stamps)
I'd love to hear what everyone else does - and to get a large selection of choices for my beginning of the year centers. Thanks for chiming in!!