One Thirty-Minute Class Period
The learner will:
Students can design and carry out a plan to make the world a more beautiful place. Ideas include cleaning up a park, planting flowers, and organizing a recycling effort.
Ask students if they can think of anything they can do that would make their school, home, or community a more beautiful place. Write down student ideas and save them. Then tell the students you are going to read a story about a woman who made the world a more beautiful place. Read Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.
Note and record as appropriate how children:
Language Arts Connection: Have students design seed packets for flowers. The words on the package should appeal to Miss Rumphius.
Math Connection: Bring in a potted flower in a pot. Allow the students to estimate and then measure the flowers in total height and width as well as measuring elements of the individual flowers. Ask the students for ideas about how they can measure its mass.
Cooney, Barbara. Miss Rumphius. New York: Viking Penguin, 1982. ISBN: 0140505393.
Lesson Developed By:Janice Peterson
Let's find out what different jobs are represented in our classroom. Ask your family members to tell you what their jobs are and what they do. You can write about their work or draw a picture of them at their jobs.
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