OL 4 Spaces - Make sure centers are not too small –...

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EDEC 250 Fall 2010 Setting the Stage Chapter Four Organizing for Learning Centers Make Your Classroom Work for Your Students, and Work for You Let the room speak for you Set clear boundaries for centers Allow easy access to materials Maximize space Use most of the space most of the day Combine whole group and center areas Try center space for some small group or individual instruction Minimize teacher spread Look at the teacher’s desk, files, and bookshelves Look for teacher materials on shelf or table tops Organize for convenience Arrange for independence Separate noisy and quiet areas Allow for traffic flow through the room Use the “Three Bears “ rule Make sure centers are not too big
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Unformatted text preview: Make sure centers are not too small – Adjust until they are just right Plan for purpose & choice – Consider potential outcomes – Present materials to elicit key learning – Add props around a theme – Group items for specific tasks Think about wall displays – Celebrate children’s learning – Evaluate the timeliness of each item – Eliminate clutter Arrange the classroom to -– Work for your students EDEC 250 Fall 2010 – Work for you Grouping – Teacher Initiated (10 - 15 minutes max) – Whole group/Large Group/ Circle – Small groups – Child Initiated (1 hour min blocks) – Centers/Work Time/Choice Time – Self-care/Outdoor time (1 hour total)...
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