It is a common practice to incorporate reading centers into the elementary curriculum. In the DES 3rd grade we have three reading centers: guided reading with the teacher; AR/technology; and the word works center. The students love our centers!
In the 3rd grade we have also incorporated centers into our math time. After whole group instruction and independent practice we move into center time. The centers vary from day-to-day depending upon the math concept we are focusing on. Today we had four math centers: Nook games; time flash cards; multiplication flash cards; and technology.
This is what the students did at each center:
Nook – students played a math game on the Nook Color
Time Flash Cards – students used flash cards to practice telling time
Multiplication Flash Cards – students used flash cards to practice multiplication facts
Technology: Students played games on www.multiplication.com