Here is a center idea that I worked on this summer. There is a teacher store that is close to my house, where they have a sale room. I’m very lucky to be so close to this sale room. However, I can never leave there without buying something, even if I am just going with one of my teacher friends and not planning on buying anything. The last time we went, they had lots of borders that were 13 cents a strip. Now who can pass up that deal??? So I of course brainstormed a little bit and then purchased about 20 of them. This is what I came up with to use at my math centers.
First, I found border that had the numbers 1 to 20 printed on it. There were only four of those. So I bought all of them. For three of them, I cut the numbers apart and laminated them. The fourth one I left alone, except for laminating it. I am going to have my students put the numbers in order. Those who need to can use the numbers on the uncut border, as a reference. Also, I put a different shape on the back of each set of numbers so it will be easy to fix, if my students put all
of the numbers in one bag.
Then, I found a border that had gumball machines on it with the numbers 1 to 30. They had six of these. Again, I cut them numbers apart on 3 of them and left 3 of them whole. Then, I laminated everything. Now my students have a center where they can put the numbers 1 to 30 in order, with a little help from the uncut borders if needed.
Last, I found a Halloween border with squares. I cut these apart and laminated them. I am going to have my students make patterns with these pictures.
I hope you have found an idea that you can use here. Thank you for stopping by.