If you are anything like me, you thrive on some good organization. One of the hardest things to organize is all the materials that go into your well-planned centers.
For me, it’s SUPER important to be able to use and access any center with ease.
SO much preparation goes into them, and I just feel like we have to be intentional with exactly how they will be organized so they are used appropriately.
Consistency is key, and if we had a system for each center we introduced, this would eliminate so much of the questions that happen during center time.
So here’s how you can easily organize your centers into file folders…
I first gather all my materials that will be used in that specific center. This includes my title page, accountability sheet, and center pieces.
Every one of my centers comes with a title page with a picture on the front and an accountability/recording sheet.
Then, I laminate and cut my title page, and glue it to the front of the file folder.
Next, I laminate and cut my directions sheet and glue it to the left side of the inside of the file folder.
All pieces will go on the right side. I usually secure the pieces with a folder or a baggie.
Last, I lay the accountability sheets in the file folder so my kids don’t miss grabbing one of them;)
That’s it! You’ve just finished making yourself a file folder center.
This can be easily adapted by a parent volunteer who wants to help out in the classroom.
I made a one minute video if you are more visual!
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