Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Object Observation

  1. Provide a container filled with various objects that students can look at closely. This will help them learn to be careful and accurate when observing.
  2. Have a form available where they can record their observations. Include a list of properties for them to notice: smell, texture, color, weight, etc.
  3. Have a place for them to include a scientific drawing.

More Center Focus Ideas

The Color Mix-Up
Pumpkin Volumes
Flannel Board Phonics
Spin-and-Spell
Money from Around the World
Twelves
Balloon Rocket
The Scariest Thing
How Many Classrooms Fit?
West African Tale
What’s Your Valentine Worth?
Poetry vs. Prose
Scariest Jack-O-Lantern Contest
Make Your Own Collage
"A Busy Year" Reading
Compare the Cookies
Dancin’ Raisins
Put the Story in Order
Millennium Mural
Copying the Masters
Anthropomorphism
Homophones
Unscramble the Words
Sand Separation
Travel Brochure
Potato Latkes
Halloween Alphabetizing
Story Problems
Sort the States of Matter
String Art
Olympic Events from A to Z
The First Thanksgiving
Spinner Probability
Number Relationships
Sand Painting
Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch
Hero or Not?
Biographical Data Organization
Different Perspectives on Columbus
Round vs. Flat
Always Say Never Sometimes
Election 2000
Fact and Opinion
Ice Insulation
The Stars and Stripes
Famous Places Wall
Height of a Tree
Discoverer of America?
Guided by the Stars
Ten Black Dots