Share Your 4th Grade Center Ideas Related Tags: Creativity,3-5 Upper Elementary,All Subjects More Related Discussions Tara Jenkins Hazel Posted 08/05/2014 3:41PM | Last Commented 08/06/2014 2:35PM 3 31 Views I'm considering some take to your seat centers in my fourth grade class. I'd love to hear of some previously used centers to create in my own room. Any ideas? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 3 Share Comments (3)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 8/6/2014 4:55am Gaetan PappalardoTeacher, Author, Guitar––Word. Facilitator I use centers in Math. The centers are moveable (games, boards, chalkboards, etc.) I usually have four groups with 5-7 kids in each group. The groups are pre-made so you don't waste time making groups during your class time. I'll switch them around every month or so, unless there's a management problem within a group, and there needs to be an immediate switch. This is how I do it. 1. Teach the games or activities the kids will play during center time. Either hard-copy games or computer games if you have access to laptops. This is my first step. This usually takes a whole class period or a span of a week. Teach one game a day at the end of your math time. It all depends how you teach math. I have an hour for math everyday. 2. Once you are ready to go, spit the kids into groups. 3. I usually have three independent centers and one teacher center. At the teacher center, I am usually re-teaching/practicing the skills of the week. 4. Four groups. Each group gets about 10-15 minutes at each center. Track time on your phone with an alarm. Kids love it! Gaetan Sign in to vote! Posted 8/6/2014 5:52am Gaetan PappalardoTeacher, Author, Guitar––Word. Facilitator Here's a link to some good ideas as well. http://www.mrsmcdowell.com/centers.htm Sign in to vote! Posted 8/6/2014 2:35pm Tara Jenkins Hazel Awesome! I so appreciate your help. I love the site and the idea of making the groups ahead of time. Thanks again! Sign in to vote! Discussion First Steps Towards a Student Film FestivalLast comment 16 hours 37 min ago in Student Engagement blog The Power of Digital StoryLast comment 1 week 1 day ago in Arts Integration blog Personalized Learning and Query BooksLast comment 1 week 2 hours ago in Inquiry-Based Learning Discussion Institutional AdvancementLast comment 1 week 20 hours ago in School Leadership blog Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker MindsetLast comment 2 weeks 1 day ago in Maker Education Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?