In the primary world centers are a staple component of the day. As someone who started in kindergarten and moved up grades, I saw centers go away as I moved up in the elementary world. Not for me though. Not in my classroom.
Centers provide enrichment, intervention, and choice.
Centers Tip #1: Have centers in place.
I have taught all grades from kindergarten to 5th grade in a regular classroom setting in some capacity. There is value to centers in every classroom.
Dig through the research, ask fellow teachers, get on Pinterest, get creative–make centers. Centers for reading, centers for math, centers for science, centers for everything.
Start small: one subject, just a couple of centers. Grow from there. Just remember: make a time, a place, and a routine for centers.