Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Millennium Mural

  1. Prior to this center, work with your students to come up with a class motto. A good way to start is by suggesting possible class resolutions for the rest of the year.
  2. As a class, you and your kids should come up with a design for a mural, which will represent this motto. It can consist of one large picture, a series of pictures, or a collage.
  3. At the center, have students draw their section in pencil on a large sheet of butcher paper and then have students choose a form for filling it in. Paint, crayons, yarn, construction squares and other materials may be used to create beautiful mosaics.
  4. The mural will look best if your students use a variety of media.
  5. Have fun!

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A Family Quilt
Current Happenings in Science
Irish Mobiles
Height of a Tree
Millennium Inventions
Count Pine Cone Scales
Back to Back
String Art
Re-tell A Story
Martin Luther King Jr.
Chalk Drawings
Personal vs. Country Pride
Candy Heart Count
Travel Brochure
Create an Instrument
Dancin’ Raisins
What Comes First?
Cinderella, Cinderella
Alphabetizing Objects
Building Our Community
Combinations
Always Say Never Sometimes
Food From Around the World
Easter Egg Contest
Leaf Estimation
Hurricane by David Weisner
Animal Alphabetizing
Spin-and-Spell
"A Busy Year" Reading
Puppets
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Number Relationships
Line Symmetry
Volume Conversions
Author Spotlight
Object Observation
Dough Dreidel
Krypto
Guided by the Stars
Egg Weight
Situational Conversations
Mini-Parade
Halloween Word Search
Pumpkin Measurements
Thingamajigs
Hand Sculpture
Non-fiction Poetry
Distances Traveled
Cinquain