Let’s Look Around!: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

Let's Look Around! is the theme of a unit that offers a plethora of challenge activities. Enhance your scholars' learning experiences and reinforce concepts with activities such as writing a book about farm animals, an imaginary place, creating rainy day collages, photo albums showcasing an ice cream party, designing poetry and puppy care posters, making predictions about their independent reading books, and sorting library books in the classroom.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Visit the school library, or search on mobile learning devices, to discover additional information about farm animals
  • Save time collecting magazines; invite learners to bring in magazine pictures to use for their rainy day collage
  • Schedule time with the librarian to speak to the class about how she sorts the library books at school 

 

Classroom Considerations

  • A variety of classroom mateirals are required 
  • Many of the curriculum materials referenced are not included; but with modifications, the remaining activities can be completed
  • This unit was created as part of the Houghton Mifflin English language arts curriculum; however, it can be used on its own or alongside another curriculum of similar topic 
Pros

  • The unit is clearly organized and filled with detail
  • Extension acitivities are listed for early finishers, or for those needing additional challenges 
Cons

  • None