Center Focus

Spaghetti vs. Macaroni

  1. You will need to create a workmat for this center. Have it laminated for continued use. It needs 3 columns labeled macaroni, spaghetti, macaroni and spaghetti. You may want to add pictures as well. The macaroni stands for the curves in letters and the spaghetti for lines.
  2. Provide letter manipulatives for students.
  3. Students use the workmat to sort the letters. For example: m would go in the "both" column, s in the macaroni, and k in the spaghetti.
  4. Have students record results in graphical form, or simply write down results for each column.

More Center Focus Ideas

What is the Moral?
Valentine Placemats
Magnet Fishing
Bring Your Own Tale
Alphabetizing Mania!
"A Busy Year" Art
Discoverer of America?
Author Spotlight
Ice Insulation
What Adds Up to 10?
Dice Probability
Speech Writing
Giant Kiss
Area and Perimeter of Olympic Rings
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Balloon Rocket
The Real Reason
West African Tale
The Stars and Stripes
Money from Around the World
The Pumpkin
Different Perspectives on Columbus
Inclined to Slide
Famous Places Wall
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
Potato Latkes
Always Say Never Sometimes
Spin the Dreidel
Unscramble the Words
If You Could Be An Animal
Hand Sculpture
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Inch By Inch Map
What’s Your Valentine Worth?
Record a Story
The Medal Winners
Mold Observation
European vs. Taino
Height of a Tree
Know Your Presidents
Take for Granted
How Many Squares?
What Weighs More?
U.S. Percentages
Does Warm Water Rise Too?