Ideas From NC Teachers 

Block Center

Block Center
Block Center

Center signs help adults who may visit the classroom understand what's happening as children are constructing together.

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Block Center Poster & Planning Guide
Block Center Poster & Planning Guide

The NC Office of Early Learning (NCDPI) created Center Posters and Planning Guides for Kindergarten! They are a great way to show the adults how learning standards can be embedded within purposeful play in this Block Center.

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Books and Blocks
Books and Blocks

Adding books about building gives children new ideas!

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Block Center
Block Center

Center signs help adults who may visit the classroom understand what's happening as children are constructing together.

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Dramatic Play Center

Dramatic Play
Dramatic Play

What DO children learn and develop during dramatic play?

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Connections to Standards
Connections to Standards

Describe your image

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The Teacher's Role
The Teacher's Role

The intentionality of the teacher is key to helping children create meaningful and purposeful experiences in a dramatic play center

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Dramatic Play
Dramatic Play

What DO children learn and develop during dramatic play?

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Science & Discovery Center

Science and Discovery Center
Science and Discovery Center

Creating a space in the classroom (and outside, as well) where children can become scientists is an engaging place for learning.

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As children observe, wonder, explore and ask questions, they are engaging in important inquiry-based experiences in which they develop knowlege and understanding of scientific ideas.

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Science and Discovery Center
Science and Discovery Center

Creating a space in the classroom (and outside, as well) where children can become scientists is an engaging place for learning.

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Creative Art Center

Creative Art Center
Creative Art Center

Creating an art space in the classroom (and outside, as well) supports children as they use their imaginations, fine motor skills, while applying new knowledge of literacy and other cognitive concepts in meaningful and creative ways.

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Center planning guide
Center planning guide

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monster
monster

It's always important to display children's art work for all to see

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Creative Art Center
Creative Art Center

Creating an art space in the classroom (and outside, as well) supports children as they use their imaginations, fine motor skills, while applying new knowledge of literacy and other cognitive concepts in meaningful and creative ways.

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Book/Reading/Listening Centers

Books and Reading Center
Books and Reading Center

Create an inviting space where children can get comfortable and read to a friend!

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Books and Reading!
Books and Reading!

Creating an inviting space to explore books

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Listening  Center
Listening Center

Having a selection of quality books to read and listen to is key

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Books and Reading Center
Books and Reading Center

Create an inviting space where children can get comfortable and read to a friend!

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Mathematics & Manipuilatives

Center Sign
Center Sign

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What Do Children Learn in a Math Center?
What Do Children Learn in a Math Center?

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Center Sign
Center Sign

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SAND & WATER CENTER

Sand and Water
Sand and Water

What are they learning while playing in the sand and water?

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Water Play
Water Play

Well organized and equipped water table

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Clean Up
Clean Up

Perseverance. Responsibility. Being part of the learning community.

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Sand and Water
Sand and Water

What are they learning while playing in the sand and water?

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Writing Center

Center Sign
Center Sign

A center sign is always a good way to help others understand the purpose of the center as well as the kinds of experiences and learnings that can happen within.

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Writing Center
Writing Center

Questions to prompt children's thinking

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Writing Tools
Writing Tools

Stamps and stamp pads are engaging additions, too

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Center Sign
Center Sign

A center sign is always a good way to help others understand the purpose of the center as well as the kinds of experiences and learnings that can happen within.

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