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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Survey Says
How Many Classrooms Fit?
Who Is That?
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Rhyming Match
Junk Ship
Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Story Problems
Money Del Mundo
Krypto
New Year’s Resolutions
Election 2000
Historical Trivia
American Anthems
Letter to an Author
Current Happenings in Science
Put the Story in Order
Thumbprints
Favorite Olympic Athlete
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
Paint a Picture with Words
Totem Pole
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Oil Pastel Fruit
Cinquain
National Olympic Trends
Ten Black Dots
Always Say Never Sometimes
Magnet Fishing
The Medal Winners
Chinese Symbols
All Kinds of Genres
Hackey Sack
Spin the Dreidel
Martin Luther King Jr.
Still Life
Journal Topic: Space Exploration
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
How Many Squares?
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Base10 Blocks
Tack Probability
"A Busy Year" Reading
If You Could Be An Animal
Object Observation
Combinations
Millennium Mural