You've said it a million times: "If only my students would work more easily and independently during center time." When independent time is running smoothly, life in their classroom is greatly improved—all students are learning whether they are at a center or in small group time—and the center time is helping to reinforce skills and teach self-management. And when you are lucky, all of the center materials end up back where they belong, and ready for the next student.
Says author Jacqueline Clarke, “It can be very satisfying to stand back and watch students using centers—working independently and gaining much-needed practice on essential skills. Yet making and storing these same centers can be time consuming, frustrating, and exhausting.”
That's where the Shoe Box Learning Centers series comes in! Each book in this series shows you how to easily and systematically create multiple centers that "live" in cardboard shoe boxes! From phonics to addition to time and measurement, there's a shoe box learning center for almost every PreK-2 reading and math topic!
Each intriguing center—completely contained inside a single shoe box—keeps kids busy and interested while they learn and reinforce skills. It's fun to peak inside a shoebox! Students will enjoy working on their own to create “Clockmaker Faces” (telling time), play “Spill the Letters Match-Up” (upper- and lower-case letters), make “Reading Rhyming Words Flip-Book Fun” (word families), and so many more!
Each center is easy to assemble, comes with ready-to-go reproducible pages, and required only inexpensive and readily available materials. With everything in a shoebox, storage is easy and clean-up is quick!
Meeting the standards has never been so easy and fun!
There are so many Shoe Box Learning Centers to choose from.
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