Math and ELA Centers Simplified

Simplify your classroom centers with our 'Bag Centers'! Read on to see how you can create easy to manage and easy to implement Math and Literacy Centers!
Do you use Math and ELA centers in your classroom? Want to start?  Want an easier option?  Read on and find out about our purposeful and engaging Math Bags and Literacy Bags!

Let us introduce you to 'Bag' Centers, our easy to prep and easy to use Math and Literacy centers! We have been using these centers for years! We created these to have a system where students could work on independent Math and Literacy activities while we met with students in small groups. We didn't want to...change math centers often OR use lots of colored ink, so our  'Bag' centers are good to use for 9 weeks AND can be made with just a black and white printer / copy machine and colored card stock!  That's right!  With our Math and Literacy centers, you..
- only need to change them every 9 weeks!
- can print in B&W on colored cardstock!
 The Math and Literacy centers are easily stored away in plastic zip bags.  Assembly includes printing, cutting, and sorting.  Detailed directions are included in every set of Math and Literacy Bags so you can set up and smoothly manage the use of these SIMPLE centers in your classroom!  After assembly, you may need to grab some common classroom material and manipulatives to include in the bags...clothespins, dry erase markers, dice, cubes, counters.

Let's Take a Look at Math Bags in Action!
 Kindergarten Math Bag Center

1st Grade Math Bag Center

2nd Grade Math Bag

2nd Grade Math Bags
Each set of Math Bags has 10 centers + a teacher choice center and technology center card.  Each set is to be used for 9 weeks.  Math Bag activities can be done independently. We created a center activity for each math strand and standard within a complete set of Math Bags. Each Math Bag is designed so that it can be done by one student or in a pair of students. We want the Math Bags to be engaging, but also at a skill level where students can work independently. The instruction pages were made in a kid friendly way (there are both words and pictures).


Kindergarten Math Bags

Math Bags have a variety of maninpulative tasks to engage kiddos, like sorting, clipping, matching, and drawing.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Bags-Sample-K-2-Math-Centers-4813930

Need Accountability from Students Working in Centers?  Check out Math Bags To-Go Sheets!
Math Bag To-Go sheets are printable task sheets that match the center activities.  You can easily place the sheets into the center bags.  After students complete the Math Bag center, they can show what they have practiced during centers by completing a paper task sheet and turning it into you.
1st Grade Math Bag with printable task sheet
Let's Take a Look at Literacy Bags in Action!
 Kindergarten Literacy Bag

 1st Grade Literacy Bag

 2nd Grade Literacy Bag
Literacy Bags are set up in packs by strand: Reading Literature, Reading Informational, Reading Foundations, and Language.  Each set of Literacy Bags has 10 centers.  Similar to Math Bags, Literacy Bags have easy directions with picture cues and are great to be played with partners.  Unlike Math Bags, Literacy Bags are not set up in sets for each quarter.  Instead, you can select across the bags which skills are the best fit for your classroom at the time.


2nd Grade Literacy Bags

Literacy Bags have a variety of maninpulative tasks to engage kiddos, like sorting, clipping, matching, and drawing.

Try out a FREE Kinder, 1st, and 2nd Grade Math Bag in your classroom! 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literacy-Bags-Sample-FREEBIE-K-2-Reading-Centers-1385428
Need Accountability from Students Working in Centers?  Check out Literacy Bags To-Go Sheets!
 1st Grade Math Bag with printable task sheet

Math Bag To-Go sheets are printable task sheets that match the center activities.  You can easily place the sheets into the center bags.  After students complete the Math Bag center, they can show what they have practiced during centers by completing a paper task sheet and turning it into you.

2nd Grade Math Bag with printable task sheet

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