Ziploc bag center ideas

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    Anyone have ideas for ziploc bag centers?
     
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    What is a ziplock bag center? Is it a center that can be contained in a ziplock bag, or something else?
     
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    Yes, a center that is contained in a ziploc bag.
     
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    These web sites look great! I bookmarked them until I have time to go back and play.

    Those 2 1/2 gallon bags might be great for holding larger center things/folders/etc.
     
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    I was wondering. I will let you know. It would be great to have it all contained in One big basket (maybe a laundry basket)
     
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    I posted it yesterday but for some reason it didn't show up. I advise not using the new type of bags that have the zipper pull tab. They do not last! The tab breaks and then you can't close them properly without them. I am having to rebag (is that a word?) a lot of stuff.
     
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    Thanks for the tip.
     
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    The Dollar Tree has of different sized bags.

    One year I did, "Homework in a Bag" (3rd grade). It was fantastic! I didn't do it this year because I have 25 kids, but think I might start again next year with my smaller class.
     
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    What did your homework in a bag consist of? I heard of someone else doing a monthly calendar. I am thinking if I have them read at home and practice spelling that might be where I need to draw the line.
     
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    The homework in a bag was simply a collection of ziploc bags with activities inside. Some had math games, some had flash cards, some had activities to do. Each had a # on the outside. The children had the opportunity to go to the bin and pick an activity. I had a log that was kept in their folder numbered 1-30 and the parents would sign off on it.
     
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    Is that because you had 30 bags?
     
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    Yep. Sorry if I wasn't clear. I had 30 bags available at a time. with the smaller numbers it seemed to work out that kids always had a bag available that they hadn't done yet. Another option would be to rotate them. For example, if a kiddo had bag 3 tonight they would have bag 4 tomorrow and bag 5 the next night.
     
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    Just another idea - these would make great Sub-Tub activities. I'm going to make a few days worth of work in case of emergency absences (on my part) and these will be in it. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Egg carton multiplication! Label each section of an egg carton bottom with a different number. Place two marbles inside. Have the kids shake the carton and whatever two numbers the marbles land on, they have to multiply. (So if the marbles land on 3 and 8 you do 3x8.)
     
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    Awesome four square. That's the kind of stuff I am looking for.
     

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