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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Center Planning, October Morning Bright and 3 Truths, 1 Lie Giveaway

Hiya there peeps

Shuna here

I must warn you this post is all over the place!

Proceed with extreme caution

Today I wanted to share a bit about how I plan and organize centers.

I am no expert but this is what works for me

The first thing that I do when planning for my stations is to write down all my ideas and thoughts so that I have something to refer to. I have journals that I use when I plan for my stations. I go through a ton of journals but I have to write it down so I can think it through.
The yellow folder is for math centers and the green one is for reading centers. I like being able to take the journals wherever I go and I can quickly jot down ideas as the come. The black and white journal is the one that I leave at home and the colored ones stay at school.

You can see that I organize my book by each week. Under each week I have the centers that I will be using. I write a quick description of the activity that I want to have in station that week and even draw a pic so that my brain will remember exactly what I was thinking about

My brain is funny like that 

It never remembers what I tell it!

 My reading center idea book
I use sticky notes to group my students and go back and fill in the gaps

This is how I store my centers

This picture is from Growing Kinders because I am a slacker and didn't take a pic of mine, but I use a similar system. The storage buckets are for me to use and not the students. This is how I organize all my centers that we are not using. 

When I need a center I can just go and pull it from the bucket 

 Another way that I store centers is in  file folder boxes. Inside these boxes are all my file folder games, paper centers, and envelope centers. I store the centers in a ziploc bag. The boxes have larger folders in them that I use to sort by themes. Inside each larger folder are smaller folders that contain games related to a theme.  

I have FINALLY finished and posted my morning work packs for October

Since y’all are so awesome I am going to give one Literacy pack away to the first person who guesses the correct answer.
Below are 4 facts about me
3 are truths and 1 is a lie
Your job is to figure out which one is a lie
Leave a comment with your answer and I will check them later
**** Please only comment ONCE! You can’t see the comments but I can****
Are you ready? Here we go

This giveaway is separate from the math one below. To win this giveaway you need to leave a blog comment.

So which is it?

Comment below with your answer

and since I am in such a breezy mood

I am going to give the Math pack away too

* The math MW will be posted by Sunday evening so you can win it before it is posted! *

*To enter this giveaway enter the rafflecopter below*

All you have to do is follow my pinterest boards!

Simple isn't it

a Rafflecopter giveaway

2 Giveaways

2 chances to win!

Good Luck

Peace Out Peeps


  1. I think number 4 is the lie. :-)


  2. Number 4? They are seem pretty believable~

  3. Number 1 is the lie.

  4. I think number 4 is the lie... I don't think you are afraid of spiders. :)

  5. I'm going to guess it's number 2 although I could see all these things very easily happening :-).

  6. Wow! What a great idea for a give away! All 4 are very interesting and I can't wait to find out which are true. My guess is that number 1 is the lie.

  7. Okay-I am totally guessing here :) cuz I don't know ((smile)) I'm gonna say number 3-because I had a similar experience. I was gonna major in business and teach as a second career-oh to be young and think about second careers ha! anywho-I had to take accounting and could not get it at all-so I dropped that class. But you had to have accounting to even take any other biz classes. So, change of plans. (PS-my mom does accounting)) Sad, but true!

  8. I think number 1 is a lie! The other three are so detailed - and convincing :)

    Mindful Rambles

  9. I think you changed your major. #3 I'm sure you already have a winner. :( Hopefully can win the other one!!

  10. I'm going with the bike story being the lie!
    Fingers crossed!

  11. I think the one about being a bio major is a lie!

  12. Gosh that all sound like they could be possible they are written so well. I'd have to say number 4.

  13. I think number 3 is a lie. :) And I totally agree with number 4...spiders terrify me!

  14. I guess that the lie is about being super clumsy? I have no idea! I am terrible at that game! Thanks for sharing how you organize. I love the pencil pouch idea!


  15. I believe #4 is not true. I think maybe you are scared of ONE either snakes or spiders but not both! =) -Megan Pitcher (


  16. I'm going with #1 as the lie, but you're a realllly good liar :-) It's hard to tell!

  17. Hi !! I think that #1 is false. I soooo have hurt myself doing the tooty ta!!!! lol! Love your stuff!!! Amy :)


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