One of the challenges I’ve faced in having my students participate in center activities is managing their assignments as they rotate. For both center-based units I’ve done this year (“The Science and Technology of Music and Sound” and “Kitchen Chemistry“) we’ve done two centers per day. For the Kitchen Chemistry unit I started last week, I tried using a single page PDF file to track student group names and also manage their daily center assignments. I created a grid on the page, and when assigning groups had students circle the letter corresponding to their group. This PDF document is available via Google Drive.
I’m attaching a screenshot of this document too. It may seem like a small thing but this has REALLY helped my management of student groups. Perhaps this idea can help you too!
shared by Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)