We Can Do It!: Challenge Activities (Theme 10)

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We Can Do It! is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities designed to stretch knowledge and encourage reflection. Pupils take part in creating a classroom mural depicting learning outcomes, making a gift a card to help someone at home, constructing a bug mobile, creating a sequence of events game and/or a riddles game, writing a job advertisement for a firefighter, and completing a survey about favorite books read.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Display the class mural at Back to School Night or Open House 
  • Schedule time at the library, computer lab, or on mobile learning devices to research information about bugs 
  • Play the sequence of events or riddle games as brain breaks when scholars are in need of an instructional pause  
Classroom Considerations

  • Although some curriculum materials are not attached, lessons can still be completed with modifications 
  • The unit was designed as part of a Houghton Mifflin English language arts curriculum; however, it can also be used on its own or alongside another curriculum 
Pros

  • Additional independent work suggestions are provided
  • Teacher directions are written clearly and in detail for easy implementation 
Cons

  • None