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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"A Busy Year" Reading
Tall Tales
Melting Ice
Balloon Rocket
Fact and Opinion
Haikon Mosaics
Original Nature Tales
Compare Hair
Area and Perimeter of Olympic Rings
Easter Egg Contest
Early Division
How Long Would It Take?
Sleepy Hollow
How Does Soap Affect Bubbles?
Surf the World
Picture Frames
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Create an Instrument
Historical Trivia
Broken Ruler
If You Could Be An Animal
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Literature Response
Base10 Blocks
Olympic Rings
Sequences
Complete the Story
Record a Story
Does Warm Water Rise Too?
Who Is That?
Ten Black Dots
Unifix Animals
Pattern Necklaces
What Weighs More?
Food From Around the World
What Happens to the Paper?
Monster Math
Food For Thought
Count Pine Cone Scales
Matching Animals To Their Names
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Millennium Mural
Candy Heart Count
Letter to an Author
Combinations
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
String Art