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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National Olympic Trends
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Irish Mobiles
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
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Trefoil Observation
Matching Animals To Their Names
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All About Columbus
Situational Conversations
Moon Months
New Year’s Resolutions
Animal Alphabetizing
Base10 Blocks
Who Is That?
Sand Separation
Survey Says
Block Volume
String Art
Compare the Cookies
Martin Luther King Jr.
Puppets
Presidential Fractions
Love Songs
Historical Perspective
Current Happenings in Science
Combinations
Color Pastel Classmates
Alphabetizing Mania!
The Pumpkin
Favorite Olympic Athlete
Macaroni Names
Tri-Angles
Millennium Mural
Totem Pole
Pumpkin Volumes
Pattern Necklaces
Picture Replicas
Cinquain
Height of a Tree
Food For Thought