Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Person, Place, or Thing?

  1. For this center, you will need to prepare several sentence strips, replacing the nouns with pictures. For example, the sentence "The bird is in the tree" would have pictures of a bird and a tree in place of those words. Instead of sentence strips you could also use pocket charts in which to create these sentences.
  2. You will also need three coffee tins labeled Person, Place, and Thing.
  3. Your students will read the sentences, remove the pictures, and sort them according to the labels on the coffee cans.
  4. Have a self-check available for your students.

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Paint a Picture with Words
Put the Story in Order
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Discovering the Area of Triangles
Halloween Word Search
Melting Ice
Junk Ship
Paint by Title
Pumpkin Volumes
Money from Around the World
Record a Story
Macaroni Names
Celsius versus Fahrenheit
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Original Nature Tales
Toothpick Sculptures
Story Problems
Tri-Angles
Candy Heart Count
If You Could Be An Animal
Seasons
Height of a Tree
Pumpkin Measurements
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What Do I Want to Know?
Who Is That?
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Thanksgiving Quilt
Take for Granted
Millennium Mural
Halloween Alphabetizing
Balloon Rocket
Does It Measure Up?
Letter to an Author
What’s the Stamp Worth?
Inching Along
Inch By Inch Map
Moldy Pumpkins
Round vs. Flat
Travel Brochure
Olympic Rings
What is the Moral?
Write the Words
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Know Your Presidents
How fast Can You Run?
Am I a Square?
Student Editorial
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