I have tried the center poster that everyone does and I am not a fan personally. I like to give the children some choice in their center time instead of me telling them what center to go to each day. We always have to make choice and they should learn how to do it when they are young.
Depending on where the center is located, the tag is affixed using either magnets or Velcro. In the center is a container for the child to put their center tag in to when they are done with that center. Then the next day when they go to choose a center they know they can not do that one because their tag has already been taken down. It worked really well for the first couple of years. I noticed this past year that my students were not even taking down their tags anymore when they were done with a center, they really weren't using them at all.
So here I am again looking for a new way to work centers and keep children accountable for going to all the centers at least once a week before they repeat a center. I LOVE the tags and I do not want to do a chart.
So my question to you is: What do you do in your classroom?? How do children choose their centers and how do you hold them accountable for the material in centers?
Thank you for your advice in advance! I am looking forward to hearing from you!