Here is a two-fer day...I was invited to a fun linky party hosted by 1-2-3 Teach With Me. Do you have a Facebook page for your blog? Do you want more "likes"? Well, here is a great way to make new Facebook friends. Head over there and join up with her Linky Party.
Here is a 3rd grade find...Although I teach 1st grade...I can never get enough of those organized ideas. I can always improve how I run centers...and pretty much anything else in my classroom and perhaps my life too!
Math Centers. You have to check it out.
I would love to try more centers in my classroom. My schedule is just not the way I want it in my new school. All my free time is the last hour of the day and by then the kids are whooped and not into hard thinking. I am enjoying my class, but I am also looking forward to it not being my first year again!
So how do you fit in centers and reading groups? It's hard. Like I said, the end of the day just doesn't work for me. I'm tired, the kids are tired...I don't feel like I am as effective as I was when I got to do my reading during the morning. I am kind of thinking of changing things up a bit after Spring Break.
After 16 years, 3 school districts and 4 schools...I'm still trying to find the perfect routine. Stephanie from 3rd Grade Thoughts has inspired me to try some new things. Thanks!