Reader Question: Center Management

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I was recently asked a few questions about center management by a reader, Jennifer: Do you assign the kids to specific centers or allow them to choose each week? Do you keep a list of the various center choices in a central location so the kids can see what their options are?  Thanks for the questions Jennifer!  Center assignment?: At my new school,  I do a 20-25 minute lesson and then book checkout and centers for the remaining 20 minutes. If the kids want/need the whole check out time, that’s fine, but if not, they choose a center activity to work on.  I think of center time as an opportunity for self-directed learning.  I tell the kids the choices for the day … Continued

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Before and After

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Happy new school year!  I have been crazy busy with the start of the year in my new school.  I hope as the dust settles and I get back into my school routine, I’ll be able to get back into my blogging routine as well!  My first two weeks of classes have been great – happy kiddos, really friendly staff, fantastic principal, and generous budget.  I’m definitely a lucky library lady! Here are some updates on my library space to kick things off:   Back of the library – before and after Picture book (left) and check out (right) before   Picture books and early readers – after Check out desk – after (and new double shelving behind it courtesy of my … Continued

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