Well… I am here today to share with you some ideas for keeping your centers usable all year. I finally finished my Back-to-School Edition of my differentiated literacy centers!
I am a huge fan of the plastic ziplock bag system. They store very well and I can see all the pieces. But when I saw these envelopes I KNEW they would be PERFECT to house centers that will be used all year! I found these at Target for about a $1 each, but I’ve seen them on sale for as low as .25 before!
To use them, just tape the direction sheet of your centers on to the front using clear packaging tape.
I found that securing the perimeter first worked well…
Be sure to overlap the tap on the corners…
Then, start filling in the center strip by strip.
Boom! You’ve got yourself a very secure and long lasting center folder!
You can see this center comes with all these pieces…
Look how nicely they fit in this slim folder!
and you can still see what’s inside!
Here’s a peek at writing prompt center I did…
Once I find more poly envelopes I can finish the job for all ten!
Be sure to check out the preview on this center pack! There may be a surprise in there for you! 😉
I can’t wait to use these during the first few weeks of school! They’ll be perfect for those training weeks where we’re focused on the “how we do centers”.
I’ve got a couple of fun things up my sleeve before school starts back, so be on the look out! I can promise you that A HUGE announcement is on it’s way! 😉
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