It's that time again...back to school! As much as teachers want to enjoy their summer, we know that getting things accomplished during the summer break makes going back that much smoother.
That is why I like to prep and organize activities for the first few weeks so I can concentrate on learning about my new students, observing and assessing their abilities and laying the groundwork for a successful year.
These literacy and math back to school centers are engaging for students and are available in English and French! I will use pictures of both sets throughout the post but the sets are the same no matter the language.
These centers are easy to prep- just cut out the pieces and laminate so you can use them year after year! Since they cover basic skills they can be used to assess students' knowledge, serve as a review or re-inforce skills in slower learners throughout the year.
I like to set out these centres throughout the week with some hands on centers like counting bears, cubes, play-doh number mats etc. I like that these centers can be used in small groups with the teacher as well. It is easy to check to see if students are on the right track.
Stay tuned for part 2 of this Back to School series when I talk about using write the room and math around the room sets. Find Part 2 here
To save money on these math centers, math around the room and write the room sets check out the Back to School Bundle with all three sets for a discounted price. It's like getting a whole set for free!