I am wondering how people run their center time as far as organization. Last year I had everything needed for each child in a bag. For example: In the word work section, I had 5 zip lock bags in a bin. Each bag had everythig needed for that particular word work activity. So if it was "say it, make it, write it" activity, each bag had a work mat, play dough, eraser, and a marker in it to use. I thought that would be easier as far as clean up and what not, but some how the materials always got mixed up.


Does any one have a different procedure they use? IF my question doesnt make sense, please let me know and I will try and rephrase it. 






I would say that you are doing centers, for sure, but not Daily 5.  Remember that a big fundatental of Daily 5 is choice--choice in the dailies they choose, and chose in what to work on.  So, for example, in the scenario you posed, students who choose to go to word work duing a round work with the materials you've introduced them to, but not on a specific activity that you've set up for them.  Does that make sense?  For Word Work suggestions, check out this link:  https://www.thedailycafe.com/content/word-work-materials and other relatedarticles linked there.  Let us know if you have any questions.  



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