In a classroom full of 28 first graders, centers are big part of our day. Students are on so many different academic levels I have found it easiest to reach the needs of my students by doing a majority of my teaching in small groups while the other children are at their centers. With all of the technology in our classrooms-centers are great! Students are incredibly engaged and completing meaningful lessons.
Once students are settled in the center they do a great job working quietly to complete the given task. My struggle this year has been getting our transitions down. They are still not perfect-but we have made a lot of improvement and hopefully that will only continue.
The noise level of our transitions from center to center was simply too loud until one of my coworkers found this amazing FREE App: Too Noisy
Amanda and Aylin