This week I get to travel to Houston for our state library conference. I can't wait! Before I left, I had to set up centers that would pretty much run themselves, since I know that my assistant will be super busy while I'm gone.
Here's what we have going on:
Angry Birds bookmarks: I printed out the sign for this station, cut up printer paper into fourths, put out colored pencils, and there we go! The students can draw and color their own bookmarks.
Listening Center: I normally don't repeat this 2 weeks in a row, but it's a center that runs smoothly without me. I have Science Verse by Jon Scieska playing in the CD player (more poetry for April).
Nature Center: My anole lizard arrived from the education service center, and he is a lively fellow to watch. A delightful fifth grader also gifted me with a tadpole that she brought to school in a zip lock bag of water. The tadpole is in a tank to be observed, and I've got a sheet of posterboard with lines drawn on it and instructions to draw what you see or write what you see (like I did with this spider center). It will be fun to see how the drawings and descriptions change as our little tadpole grows. He is only about a half inch long right now! Lizard and frog books are out on the table, too.
Puzzle Center: I have a jigsaw puzzle map of the United States out at the puzzle center.
What's happening in your library this week?