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.

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Olympic Rings
Tall Tales
Pumpkin Volumes
Person, Place, or Thing?
If You Could Be An Animal
Olympic Events from A to Z
Moldy Pumpkins
Original Nature Tales
Time Capsule Diorama
Bottle Flutes
Sleepy Hollow
Sponge Observation
Money Del Mundo
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
How Many Squares?
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Record a Story
Word Association
Back to Back
A Family Quilt
Write the Words
American Anthems
Story Problems
Historical Perspective
The Heart of the Matter
Pocket Chart
Speech Writing
The Mayflower Voyage
What Weighs More?
All About Columbus
Food For Thought
M&M Fractions
Ice Insulation
Washer Weights
Object Observation
Thumbprints
Balloon Rocket
Early Division
Valentine Flower Pots
What is the Moral?
What’s the Stamp Worth?
"Thanksgiving" Poem
The Real Reason
Sequences
Inclined to Slide
Hieroglyphics
Bumper Stickers
Columbus Portraits
Create a Collage
Am I a Square?