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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.

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Dough Dreidel
Favorite Olympic Athlete
Krypto
To Float or Not To Float
Who Is That?
Unscramble the Words
Sequences
Valentine Placemats
What Do I Want to Know?
Tall Tales
Turkey Math
Make Your Own Collage
The Great Wall of China
Sort the States of Matter
The Scariest Thing
Literature Response
Hurricane by David Weisner
Totem Pole
Put the Story in Order
Sand Painting
Beast Feast
Tri-Angles
Guided by the Stars
Millennium Inventions
Tile Probability
What Adds Up to 10?
Hieroglyphics
What Do You Picture
Hackey Sack
Mold Observation
Discovering the Area of Triangles
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
Surf the World
Scattergories
Presidential Fractions
Story Problems
Paint a Picture with Words
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
String Art
Speech Writing
Write the Words
Spin-and-Spell
Puppets
"A Busy Year" Reading
Flannel Board Phonics
Giant Kiss
Sand Separation
Building Our Community
Historical Perspective