We are embarking on our fourth week of school. We have spent a lot of time just learning about learning. We are learning to become independent learners. My class can work and stay engaged for about 15 minutes.
As a result, I have planned centers that build upon their learning needs but also keep them on task.
Puzzles, board games, and easy to prep centers are among the activities that I am using during center time. During literacy centers, the groups have no more than four students. Whereas, during math time, children work in pairs.
During center time, I am monitoring students or working with a group. In many cases, it depends on how the class is responding to their independent work.
We are taking small steps but we are heading in the right direction. It will only get easier as they mature and learn.
How is your class going?