Learning Centres

What are some of the learning centres you can have in your classroom?
Handwriting
Alphabet Centres
Writing Centre
Music Centre
Poetry Centre
Art Centre
Grammar Centre
What we need to know?
Handwriting cards
Posters showing letter formation
Alphabet
Alphabet games
wall alphabet games
fancy coloured pens and felt tips
calligraphy pens
publishing paper with borders and places for illustration
letter writing paper, envelopes and (I provide stamps)
stencils
writing starters/ideas
punctuation posters
Instruments
Large Song Books
Poem Cards
Poem books
wide variety of art materials
Starter activities
motivation posters
Word Work
Word Walls
Alphabet
Grammar Games
Calendars
Days of the week
Months of the year
Numbers
Weather
Seasons
Map of NZ
Map of the World
Science Centre
Math Centre
Reading Centre
Technology Area




Nature Table
Weather Charts
Investigation activities
Magnifying glasses
Microscopes
Numbers
Strategies
Material
Activities
Library
the shared book I am reading to the class, I get as many copies as possible as some students like to read along with or read ahead
picture books (doesn't matter how old the students are, there are some wonderful 'sophisticated' picture books)
special handling books (Pop out, moveable bits etc)
interactive learning centres that direct students to blogs, online magazines, reading book sites
iPads/iPod touches with books on them

Assorted Book Boxes
  • independent
  • group
  • Inquiry books
  • High Interest, special themed books that children always like to read such as Dinosaurs, Big trucks, cars, space
  • Comic
  • Magazines
Things that can be pulled apart and put back together
set up small challenges such as 'Design a lunchbox that a thief could not get into' or just leave it up to them to make their own Design Brief.





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Calendars, Weather, Days of the week etc on Pinterest


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