Re: how to get started with centers

    Our school has had great results with Guided Reading and are
    planning to set up our math program in the same format. We are
    calling it Guided Math. Do you know if there is an established
    program called "Guided Math"?
    On 7/01/06, Amy wrote:
    > Hi - I have been using centers 20+ years and sometimes
    > the same thing!!!!! Each year I've always changed things
    > becasue I'm always learning new things. One basic idea I do
    > tell others teachers at my school is to start out simple! I
    > teach 2nd, so 4th is a little different in the type of
    > centers you can have available. I would suggest trying some
    > literacy, writing/journal response, and math centers which
    > will cooridinate with your lessons. Then as you feel
    > comfortable you can add as many as you want. I've used an
    > art center, listening, computer, Accel. Reading, science,
    > social studies,spelling, folder games, bulletin boards in
    > addition to the core reading, writing and math. It's all in
    > what you are comfortable with and can manage.
    > Good Luck - Amy/2nd
    > On 7/01/06, rebekah wrote:
    >> Help! I am going to be starting my first year teaching in
    >> the fourth grade this up coming year. I am sure that I want
    >> to implement centers, but am not sure where to start. What
    >> materials will I need to get going? How many centers should
    >> I start with? Any suggestions would be wonderful!
    >> Thanks in advance,
    >> Rebekah/4th