Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Still Life

  1. At Art center, display a wide variety of still life paintings from various artists.
  2. As a group at the center, have students brainstorm observations made about the pictures as a set.
  3. Display a bowl of fruit, flower arrangement, or unique bottle.
  4. Provide paints (either oil or watercolor) and have them paint the object from their perspective.
  5. Display finished paintings in order for your students to see the different perspectives.

More Center Focus Ideas

Dice Probability
"A Busy Year" Reading
Record a Story
Corn on the Cob
Homophones
What Do I Want to Know?
Crossword Trivia
Dough Dreidel
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Halloween Word Search
European vs. Taino
Tall Tales
Current Happenings in Science
Millennium Mural
What Do You Picture
Pumpkin Measurements
What Happens to the Paper?
Shapes and Angles
Interview a Veteran
Cinquain
Number Relationships
Mold Observation
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
The Color Mix-Up
Historical Perspective
What Comes First?
Unscramble the Words
Spin-and-Spell
Washer Weights
Discover Pi
Scattergories
Balloon Rocket
Discover the Explorers
To Float or Not To Float
Olympic Events from A to Z
Complete the Story
Speech Writing
Animal Alphabetizing
What’s My Name Worth?
Story in a Bag
Create a Collage
Inching Along
Valentine Flower Pots
Survey Says
How fast Can You Run?
Columbus Acrostic
Volume Conversions
A to Z
If the Earth Were Flat
Travel Brochure