I 💓 centers! They promote independence in my students. Give me time to work with small groups or individuals. AND– they are FUN! (Did I say fun? Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone!)
Seriously, sometimes I feel like all the fun is being sucked out of learning, school and being a kid! We HAVE to do this…they HAVE to master that…
Really? What about wonder? Engagement? Fun?
For years, I have searched for the perfect way to keep centers consistent so students can complete them on their own, but engaging so students don’t get bored.
You know what does it?
Novelty is defined as being new, original or unusual, I find that it also means it’s fun. Kids having fun are engaged. Engaged kids are learning kids!
Here are my top three secrets to using novelty in centers.
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#1- Think cheap.
#2- Make it seasonal.
#3- Change the writing utensils.
I am always looking for new ways to add novelty so I would love to hear what you do! Leave me a note and watch for a shout out!