Well, I have finally put together the two towers I purchased for my learning centers and quiet play centers. I am using these as stations during my reading group time. I also saw at Mardel's that they hung a small file pocket chart off the side so I purchased those too. The pocket chart on the quiet center tower will be filled with fun worksheets and coloring sheets and the one on the learning centers tower will be filled with assessments and learning papers that the children can choose to complete. I am sooooooo excited to put this in my classroom tomorrow!
I purchased these book bags to put in the drawers, I suppose a ziploc would do the trick but these seem a bit more sturdy. I will use these to hold all of the counters and small pieces that go with each center.
In my quiet play center drawers I have several of these Melissa and Doug magnetic dolls. My class loves these and I found the boy set of three different sets on clearance at Sam's Club after Christmas, what a steal at $15 (normally $45)! Yippy!
I plan on filling the other drawers with memory, pop beads, leggos and the like. They will also have the choice of books and drawing materials. I cannot wait to get this system gonig this week!
Please post any suggestions, comments or questions you may have about getting organized for Reading groups. This is my favorite time of year, to see those little eyes shine as they realize they have read their first word and can read!!!!
Till next time,
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