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.

More Center Focus Ideas

Number Relationships
If You Could Be An Animal
Put the Story in Order
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Inch By Inch Map
Rebus Stories
Story Problems
Unscramble the Words
Sand Separation
Toothpick Sculptures
If the Earth Were Flat
Make Your Own Collage
Hero or Not?
Hackey Sack
Corn on the Cob
If I Were President...
The Scariest Thing
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
Haikon Mosaics
How fast Can You Run?
Early Division
All Kinds of Genres
Area of a Shamrock
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Crooked vs. Straight
Dancin’ Raisins
Sequences
Sort the States of Matter
Literature Response
Discovering the Area of Triangles
The Gymnastics Incident
Volume Conversions
Complete the Story
The Stars and Stripes
Jacks
Olympic Rings
Spin the Dreidel
All About Easter
Inclined to Slide
What is the Moral?
Thanksgiving Quilt
Twelves
Discover Pi
What Adds Up to 10?
Line Symmetry
Sleepy Hollow
Area and Perimeter of Olympic Rings
Turkey Math
Unifix Animals
The Mayflower Voyage