I wanted to share with you some of the changes I made to my ELA centers. After Jen Jones came to our school in June, I realized I needed to do a little revamping to my schedule and activities.
*I'm meeting with my kids for 30 minutes twice a week instead of once for 60 minutes.
*I've grouped spelling and vocabulary together. On the day that students are with me for 30 minutes, they will also be at the spelling and vocabulary center for 30 minutes. They will only complete ONE of the centers, NOT both! If a student in group one chooses to complete the spelling center on Monday, they will then complete the vocabulary center on Wednesday.
*I've added Genius Hour. Students will research ONE topic for several weeks. When they finish, they will be allowed to share their findings with the class during our ELA whole group block some time that week.
My kiddos complete an ELA center every day. I have a 20 minute whole group lesson before our centers start. We are usually working on our interactive notebooks from Lovin Lit. I have all of her literacy notebooks- they're truly amazing. Check them out here! After students complete their Friday center, we reflect on the activities and skills covered that week. The students fill out a reflection sheet that will tell me how they felt about their centers, and if they need extra assistance with anything. I use those sheets along with my teacher reflection sheet and notes (filled out daily) to decide if any reteach or enrichment needs to take place the following week. *Both sheets are within my Math/ELA board packet on TpT. See the link below.
Below you will find my weekly schedule.
Pink= length of time
Blue= link to resource
If you see that a purple activity does not have a correlating link, that means it is something I have created for my classroom.
If you are interested in my math and ELA centers board, click here. Here is a picture of my board from last year.