I decided to start posting the library centers that I actually have set up each week in our library, so that you can see our rotation of work stations.
This week, beginning Monday, April 9, here are our learning centers:
- I have a Monarch butterfly chrysalis in a net container, with butterfly and caterpillar books displayed on the same table and magnifying glasses for observing the butterfly
- I have a leopard frog that a kindergarten teacher didn't want to keep feeding, and his tank is on a table with (of course) frog books and more magnifying glasses
- Listening center with the CD of Jack Prelutsky's The New Kid on the Block, because we are celebrating poetry in April
- Whisper Read to Self Center (discussed in more detail on this blog post)
Whenever I display books at a center, I encourage students to check them out. I want the exciting object on the table to help the student connect to a book that he or she might not have found otherwise!