One of my favorite aspects of education is the use of classroom centers and workstations. I love them! The activities, the work and investigation students have to perform, the cooperative learning... I just really enjoy seeing classrooms buzzing with all the learning that takes place in centers. The more creative and engaging, the better.
Centers are certainly something I will make use of once I become full-time. In my journeys on teacher forums, I notice tons of questions about what would be good center activities, particularly for math and science.
That inspired me to create a new series on Classroom Centers. Basically, I spent the past school year really keeping my eyes open for pretty much every center activity for every subject. I jotted down notes on the ones that looked promising. Now, I have a notebook full of ideas and now I'm going to share them with all of you!
Some centers are things I've found on the internet. Many will come from things I actually saw performed in classrooms while I was subbing. When possible, I will give credit to sources (some of the ones I copied came with instructions and sources). Some centers will come from magazines. And I want you to recommend any good center activities you use or find so that I can catalog them on my blog. I really think it would be a big help to teachers everywhere.
Stay tuned for Substitutesftw's center series!
Be sure to click the "centers" label for my past posts about centers.