WHAT ARE LEARNING CENTERS?
- Cooperative learning in action (or independently)
- Students work in groups on different tasks to teach, practice or enrich objectives
- Variety of activities based on interest, ability, and needs of students
- Contents of center change according to purpose and type of center
WHY LEARNING CENTERS?
- Children become independent, active learners
- Students LOVE them
- Provides choice which increases motivation
- Promotes TEAMWORK and COLLABORATION
- Provides opportunities to teach to diverse classroom and uses differentiated instruction
- Can be designed to meet various and varying developmental needs
- Teacher can work with small groups while others work at other centers
- Hands-on time with materials and concrete objects
- Provides variety - the spice of life
- Facilitates lifelong learning goals: decision making, communication, information
- Processing, complex reasoning, and self-motivation
LEARNING CENTERS IN ROOM 19...
Literacy: The students will be learning a variety of learning centers in Literacy this year. We usually start the year out with 4 or 5. These centers and the student groups change throughout the year. They will use various multi-sensory approaches to practice skills like matching upper and lowercase letters, listening centers, SandBox Alphabet, Sight Word Bracelets, Stamp it out, and more!
Math: The students are IN LOVE with their math centers. We work on many math centers throughout the year. They change based on the skills that are currently being covered or concepts/skills that need to be reviewed. Some of our math centers include Fast Facts, Chip Trading, Compare, I Have, Who Has? Race to 100, Black Out, Pattern Blocking, Roll the Biggest Number, and many many more!