Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

What Comes First?

  1. Choose or create a set of sequential events such as traveling from one place to another, baking a cake, or planting a garden.
  2. Write the steps out in a mixed up order.
  3. Have your students figure out the correct order for the events and a come up with a description for the event (i.e. planting a flower).
  4. Choose more/less complicated events based on your students abilities. For beginning students you can do this same activity with pictures. You can buy sets of pictures depicting a series of events at most teaching supply stores, or you can make your own.

More Center Focus Ideas

Discover Pi
Thumbprints
Animal Alphabetizing
Current Happenings in Science
The Medal Winners
Round vs. Flat
The Real Reason
Historical Trivia
What is the Moral?
Paint a Picture with Words
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
Cultural Comparison
Sand Painting
Picture Replicas
Toothpick Sculptures
Halloween Alphabetizing
Copying the Masters
Cinderella, Cinderella
What Do I Want to Know?
Spin the Dreidel
Magnet Fishing
Dancin’ Raisins
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Am I a Square?
Does It Measure Up?
Chalk Drawings
Pattern Necklaces
U.S. Percentages
Totem Pole
Pumpkin Puffs
Student Editorial
What Happens to the Paper?
Egg Volume
The Scariest Thing
String Art
Ten Black Dots
How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
How fast Can You Run?
All Kinds of Genres
Object Observation
New Year’s Resolutions
Who Is That?
What’s the Stamp Worth?
Depict an Event
Irish Stained Glass Scene
Shapes and Angles
Washer Weights
Patron Saint of Lovers
M&M Fractions
Anthropomorphism