Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Beast Feast

  1. Have several copies of Beast Feast by Douglas Florian available at this center.
  2. Let students read the poems about the different animals and notice the style and method that Florian uses in the book.
  3. Students will need to pick a new animal about which to create their own poem.
  4. You may want to have book on animals and insects available for students to obtain information for the center.
  5. Have students write their poems and create a full color watercolor painting to go along with their poem.
  6. Make a class big book with all of the new animals included.

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Food For Thought
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Easter Egg Contest
Election 2000
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Non-fiction Poetry
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Biographical Data Organization
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Number Relationships
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Decorative Vase
Spin the Dreidel
Sponge Observation
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Mold Observation
Picture Poems
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
How Far is Sydney?
Potato Latkes
Homophones
Make Your Own Collage
Journal Topic: Space Exploration
Original Nature Tales
How fast Can You Run?
What Do I Want to Know?
Mini-Parade
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Ten Black Dots
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Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
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Story in a Bag
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