Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Puppets

  1. Make (or have parents help you make) several puppets out of various materials such as socks and paper bags. Have these available at the Art center for your students to reference.
  2. Students will choose a favorite character from a book they like or a book you've been reading in class of which to make a puppet.
  3. Provide lots of different kinds of materials for your class to work with, enabling them to be original.
  4. Have a puppet show, dramatizing the different stories that your students chose.

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All About Easter
Cinderella, Cinderella
Sponge Observation
Chinese Symbols
Anthropomorphism
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What Comes First?
Cultural Comparison
Current Happenings in Science
Mini-Parade
What Do I Want to Know?
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Inch By Inch Map
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Hurricane by David Weisner
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Sequences
Mold Observation
Leaf Estimation
Guided by the Stars
Sort the States of Matter
Back to Back
Dice Probability
Alphabetizing Objects
American Anthems
Line Symmetry
Dough Dreidel
Non-fiction Poetry
Jacks
Where Did He Go?
Situational Conversations
Easter Egg Contest
Thumbprints
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Discover Music
If the Earth Were Flat
Egg Volume
Compare the Cookies
How Many Squares?
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
The Scariest Thing
Speech Writing
Create a Collage
The Stars and Stripes
Chalk Drawings
A Family Quilt
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