Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Optimum Organization: How to Organize Math Centers

So I haven't been in my classroom teaching for 7 weeks now. And boy do I miss it! I love taking care of my baby boy, but I am excited to get back to work next school year.
Since I have been home, I have been all about organizing for next school year. My first project has been setting up my math centers for next school year. Supposedly we are getting a new math series next year so I organized my curriculum guide based on the math book that we will be using.
I then printed, laminated, cut, labeled, and organized my math centers. (My favorite part of being an organized teacher!!!!)
 Each center was placed in a manila envelope with the student directions glued to the front. Inside each folder are the pieces and worksheets that may go with the center.

 I labeled each center with the month, math chapter, and common core standard. (Sorry it's lopsided.)

Here are all the centers that I have completed so far. They just need placed in their monthly hanging file folder tub.
Then the folders are stored in my file folder hanging tubs labeled by month.
This is all I have for organization since I haven't been in my room. Hope this inspires you to get your math centers organized!


  1. Wow! That's a lot of organizing and prepping for next year. I'm super impressed! Thank you for linking up :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  2. I use those envelopes for my centers too. I love how you organized it all by month in the bins!

    Lesson Plans & Lattes

  3. Incredible! I love how each part of your center management is so carefully planned out...right down to the standards and!!! Thanks for linking up :) :)

  4. Amazing!!! I'm inspired for sure!!! Thanks!!


  5. HI Kelli,

    I am so impressed. How did you collect all those math centers? You have a ton!!! Just curious, what math program do you use?

    Innovate, Create and Relate

  6. Kate, my math centers are mainly from other bloggers resources! I just filed each center game/activity separately. As for the math curriculum our school has adopted Go Math! for next school year.

  7. I was hoping you would share how you run your math time. we just started go math and can't seem to get a good flow to the lessons. Just wondering if you have found something that works. Thanks