Have I ever mentioned how much I love Kelley over at Teacher Idea Factory??? She's amaaaaaazing and gave me a reason to once again be a rule breaker and post twice in a day! Well I mean it's my anniversary so my first post wasn't educational... that means it's okay! lol
Lakeshorelearning.com 's Instant Learning Centers
They are amaaaaaaazing!!! Let me just tell you I own the math, science and BOTH ELA sets and my students never bore of them! They are standards based centers that are easy as 1-2-3 and did I mention EVERYTHING is already created and supplied for you? You have to check them out!
Have you ever tried signing in your classroom!? You'd be amazed at how quickly your students learn it and LOVE IT! My students will beg to watch signing time rather than having recess! They use signs throughout our classroom, the school, and their homes. I believe I've also seen a large improvement in behavior since I've implemented it!
If you are an avid reader you will know I am obsessed with finding fun and out of the box ways to keep my students moving. These discs or wobble chairs as I like to call them are a great way to let your kids have motion while sitting on the carpet. They can also be set on a chair if needed. They LOOOOOOVE these! What a great sensory tool!
You may be thinking... Mrs. Stanford, but you have ball chairs! I actually have a few regular chairs in my classroom around my centers that are paper/book based. This way I can use chair sacks for easy storage of the materials that each student should use in that center/workstation for that day. It's such an easy way to differentiate! I number my chair sacks around the room and each student knows what number to rotate to for their level of work :)
Thanks again Kelley for being and amazing host and for giving us this greeeeat opportunity!
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