An important component to using centers in your classroom is student accountability. Administration and parents will often ask you how you make sure the students are working and not just playing around in the centers. I hold my students accountable for their work in centers by requiring them to fill out a record sheet. I show the students that I value their work in centers by displaying their work products in the classroom. I also take pictures of them working in centers and post them on the class website.
Literacy Center Record Sheet
What Did You Do?