Center Focus


  1. In this book Leo Lionni makes a tree into the main character. He names it "Woody" and enables it to talk and think.
  2. Have your students create a story that personifies an object. Encourage them to be creative.
  3. You may even have them be specific with their story and have them follow the same basic theme of A Busy Year. They can choose an object and show what it goes through in a a year.

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Alphabetizing Objects
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How Many Squares?
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Cultural Comparison
Block Volume
Bottle Flutes
Olympic Rings
Picture Replicas
How fast Can You Run?
Situational Conversations
Number Relationships
Spinner Probability
Person, Place, or Thing?
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Potato Latkes
Toothpick Sculptures
Macaroni Names
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Sponge Observation
Survey Says
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Determining Density
Sand Painting
Food From Around the World
Washer Weights
Tile Probability
Guided by the Stars
Building Our Community
Chalk Drawings
European vs. Taino
Length of Foot vs. Height
M&M Fractions
Bumper Stickers
Make Your Own Collage
Moon Months
Object Observation
The First Thanksgiving
Egg Weight
What Comes First?
Author Spotlight
Fact and Opinion
Historical Trivia