Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Cinco de Mayo Lookup

  1. You will need Internet access for this activity, and preferably easy access to computers for your students. You can also send small groups of students to the library if that is where your Net connection is.
  2. Have your students spend time researching the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo. You will need to specify how much time each student gets on the computer. Have a timer that tells when students should switch.
  3. They should print out relevant information and collate it after they are finished with their research. They should use the information to write a report on this holiday.

More Center Focus Ideas

If the Earth Were Flat
Block Volume
The Heart of the Matter
Moldy Pumpkins
Homophones
What Happens to the Paper?
Letter to an Author
Where Did the Easter Bunny Come From?
West African Tale
Discoverer of America?
Re-tell A Story
Depict an Event
Favorite Olympic Athlete
Food For Thought
Anthropomorphism
Election 2000
The Medal Winners
What Adds Up to 10?
How Many Classrooms Fit?
Tack Probability
Beast Feast
Millennium Mural
Presidential Fractions
Student Editorial
Original Nature Tales
Story Problems
Rhyming Match
Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch
Egg Volume
New Year’s Resolutions
Paint a Picture with Words
Egg Weight
Word Association
Moon Months
Determining Density
How Does Soap Affect Bubbles?
Patron Saint of Lovers
Speech Writing
Person, Place, or Thing?
How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
Shapes and Angles
Volume Conversions
Journal Topic: Space Exploration
"A Busy Year" Reading
Alphabetizing Mania!
Twelves
Hero or Not?
Compare the Cookies
Compare Hair
Area and Perimeter of Olympic Rings