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.

More Center Focus Ideas

New Year’s Resolutions
Hand Sculpture
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
Inclined to Slide
The Color Mix-Up
Area of a Shamrock
Block Volume
The Pumpkin
Ten Black Dots
Election 2000
Journal Topic: Space Exploration
Survey Says
Make Your Own Collage
Depict an Event
Sort the States of Matter
Pumpkin Puffs
Hero or Not?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Height of a Tree
Where Is This?
Count Pine Cone Scales
Egg Weight
Biographical Data Organization
Paint by Title
Olympic Rings
Giant Kiss
If the Earth Were Flat
Object Observation
The Medal Winners
Pocket Chart
Millennium Mural
Macaroni Names
To Float or Not To Float
Hackey Sack
Millennium Inventions
Picture Replicas
Poetry vs. Prose
Record a Story
The Wall
American Anthems
Magnet Fishing
Compare Hair
Time Capsule Diorama
Where Did the Easter Bunny Come From?
Discoverer of America?
Thanksgiving Dinner
What Weighs More?