I am always trying to find funand engaging ideas for my kindergarten students to have during reading centers.
The reading centers that I have in my classroom are writing, library, computer, message, iPad, poetry, letter magnets, word work, pocket chart, be the teacher, and independent reading. The centers in my classroom are literacy based and I make surethey are developmentally appropriate for my kindergarten students. They include hands-on activities for learning.
A few weeks ago I picked up this food set:
As soon as I saw that turkey, I instantly thought of an idea for a center for my students! I knew that I wanted to let them build their own Thanksgiving Day plate of food and then draw and write about the foods they used.
I decided to call this center the "Imagination Center." My plan is to change it out with ideas where they are playing and learning because PLAY is LEARNING.