Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

  1. Have your students read Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane de Groat.
  2. In the story, Gilbert, the main character, writes rhyming valentines for his classmates.
  3. Have your students write poems for their classmates. You may want to have them write poems for specific students, so that nobody is left out.
  4. You may want to incorporate this with a Valentine-making center as well so that they can write the poem and decorate.

More Center Focus Ideas

Bring Your Own Tale
Dice Probability
The Gymnastics Incident
Guided by the Stars
Money Del Mundo
How Long Would It Take?
National Olympic Trends
Magnet Fishing
Observe An Inchworm
What Do I Want to Know?
Matching Animals To Their Names
Halloween Word Search
Who Is That?
Pumpkin Puffs
Discoverer of America?
The Stars and Stripes
Color Pastel Classmates
Hurricane by David Weisner
Krypto
Take for Granted
Cultural Comparison
Letter of Apology
What Comes First?
Haikon Mosaics
What Weighs More?
Tall Tales
Historical Trivia
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Candy Heart Count
How Much is 2000, Anyway?
Hero or Not?
Dough Dreidel
The Scariest Thing
Ten Black Dots
West African Tale
Toothpick Sculptures
Speech Writing
Patron Saint of Lovers
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Travel Brochure
Paint by Title
Historical Perspective
Scariest Jack-O-Lantern Contest
Exaggeration In Stories
Olympic Rings
Discover the Explorers
Know Your Presidents
Irish Stained Glass Scene
To Float or Not To Float
Valentine Flower Pots