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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Favorite Olympic Athlete
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Picture Poems
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Hurricane by David Weisner
Still Life
Alphabetizing Objects
Sequences
What’s Your Valentine Worth?
The Wall
M&M Fractions
Back to Back
Write the Words
Situational Conversations
Number Relationships
Puppets
Tack Probability
Millennium Inventions
Melting Ice
Compare the Cookies
Fact and Opinion
Always Say Never Sometimes
"A Busy Year" Art
Dancin’ Raisins
How Long Would It Take?
Olympic Rings
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Toothpick Sculptures
Krypto
Does It Measure Up?
Presidential Fractions
Base10 Blocks
Inch By Inch Map
If You Could Be An Animal
Moon Months
The Color Mix-Up
What Do I Want to Know?
Columbus Portraits
Complete the Story
A to Z
Sand Separation
Washer Weights
Hero or Not?
If the Earth Were Flat
Dough Dreidel
Haikon Mosaics
What is the Moral?