Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

What Do I Want to Know?

  1. Students come up with a few topics they would like to find more information about or questions they would like to have answered. For example: What countries speak English? What is the International Date Line? How do planes fly? Why is the sky blue?
  2. They then research their topic at the library.
  3. Students record the information they find and write a brief report.
  4. You may want to make a question and answer notebook/file to which the students may refer.

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Chinese Symbols
Non-fiction Poetry
Oil Pastel Fruit
Potato Latkes
The Stars and Stripes
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Rhyming Match
Literature Response
The Scariest Thing
Jacks
Spinner Probability
European vs. Taino
Hurricane by David Weisner
Thanksgiving Dinner
New Year’s Resolutions
Word Association
Shapes and Angles
National Olympic Trends
Always Say Never Sometimes
Where Is This?
Dough Dreidel
All About Columbus
What Adds Up to 10?
Back to Back
Distances Traveled
Beast Feast
If I Were President...
Author Spotlight
"A Busy Year" Reading
The Medal Winners
Olympic Rings
Travel Brochure
Write the Words
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Easter Egg Contest
Balloon Rocket
Object Observation
Giant Kiss
Tri-Angles
Round vs. Flat
Length of Foot vs. Height
Alphabetizing Objects
Ice Insulation
The Color Mix-Up
Sand Painting
Who Is That?
Volume Conversions
What’s Your Valentine Worth?
Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch
Millennium Mural