Back to School: Get your math and literacy centers ready for Back to School. Ideas for activities that will take you through the whole year.
Over summer break, I like to slowly get new centers ready for the new school year. I rotate through centers daily, so I like having a good variety to choose from.
My Ultimate Guide to Kindergarten Centers is a great place to start if you want to know more about how it works in my classroom.
Are you thinking about some new centers for back to school? Here are a few ideas to get the school year started:
Memory Books and Journals
The beginning of the year is the perfect time to start your Memory Journals or Books. Students make one page a month, and at the end of the school year, you have a whole book to send home to families.
These are always a big hit with families, and I love seeing students’ progress throughout the year. To see how I use this monthly writing activity, click through to this blog post.
Sight Word Activities
We will be using these activities every week to reinforce the sight words we are working on. I teach my students how to use these activities once, and then I rotate through them and they know how to complete them.
There are 3 different sight word activities that you can buy individually or as a set. They are perfect to use all year, and students love the hands-on way to practice sight words.
They are a great for literacy centers, and are easy to prep.
Math Sensory Bins
I change the sensory bin every week, and I focus on basic number sense skills at the beginning of the year- so this is a perfect set! There are 10 different sets with different options for recording sheets too! Work on numbers, tallies or ten frames.
Easy Print and Prep Math
At the beginning of the year, I like to prep new math activities that I can use over and over again. That’s why I made these Easy Print and Prep activities.
Each math strain is covered in the Easy Print and Prep sets. You can buy them individually, or you can buy them as a bundle and save!
The centers that are included are fun for students, and will take you through the whole year!
Take a look at it here:
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