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For me, the community center is where we all gather for morning messages when we do our circle time, where we play bingo, where we all come back together at the beginning and end of each session.
In this area, I have all my teaching prompts for whole-class instruction. I sometimes use this area for small group instruction once the students move to their centers.
The Community Center, for me, is also known as the rug area.


What will you see in this center in my classroom?

  • A big rug.
  • The chart of rules and consequences.
  • The computer cart, projector, and screen.
  • The word wall (if room available).
  • The calendar.
  • Chart paper for the morning message.
  • A whiteboard.
  • All my props for whole group instruction.
  • A big book holder (if provided by the school).

ABC/Word Study

This station in my classroom is next to the interactive world word for the students to use with the materials. The materials that can be found in this area are magnetic letters, felt letters, dry erase markers and dry erase boards, letter formation cards, ABC posters, ABC books, link letters, alphabet picture cards, letter sorts, high-frequency words cards, vocabulary cards, ABC puzzles, etc.
The students will be sorting letters, making letters and words, reading ABC books, reading and filling in ABC charts, making ABC books, sorting words, doing word hunts, playing word games, etc.
In this center as in all others, it is important to model before allowing the student to handle the materials on their own. In this center model how to sort letters, how to form letters, how to read ABC books, how to read ABC charts, how to go on word hunts, how to play word games, how to use and store materials, how to use dictionaries and word books, etc.


What is the purpose of this center?

  • Whole class instruction.
  • A spacious area for students to work with materials.
  • Have the students familiarized themselves with the letters of the alphabet.
  • Manipulate letters in a variety of mediums, fonts, textures, sizes, etc.
  • Link letters from their name to the alphabet letters.
  • Develop a repertoire of known letters and sounds.
  • Use letters to create words (name, sight words, etc.)

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