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Teacher Time Saving Tips!

Today I'm linking up with Literacy Loves Company to share with you a couple of my Teacher Time Saving Tips!

I love centers in my class and one of my favorite things about centers is planning them and organizing them seamlessly. These are a couple of my time saving tips for running centers in your classroom.

1. Be prepared ( make copies, gather supplies, materials and have them ready for the students)! I love for the kids to use tidy tubs to keep their areas nice and tidy. You can download my FREE tidy tubs here!

2. Assign center leaders ( they are responsible for each center, preparation, cleaning, they are the "go to" person designated to help others when you are working in small group)

3. Practice the rotations, use a chart and go over it "fake center rotation practice" is what we do before we actively work in centers!
4. Provide clear instructions and directions for each center! I love to use center choice boards to go along with my center menus!

5. Use music to transition through centers and in and out of them ( this saves so much time!)

You can set your desktop or laptop to play automatically at a certain time each day and students can learn certain songs mean to do certain things. For instance, if you play "peanut butter jelly" then the class lines up for lunch!

Do you have any more teacher time saving tips? If so head on over to Literacy Loves Company and link up!

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1 comment:

  1. I love your ideas for centers! I think I am going to use your "assign center leaders" in my own classroom! Thanks for sharing your ideas and for linking up!
    Literacy Loves Company