A Kaleidoscope of Change

Christine Peachey, Elementary Teacher, Torrence Creek Elementary


Unit (PDF)         


Using a variety of creative activities which integrate the curriculum, students will write about changes they have observed or experienced. This unit seeks to engage learners in the rigorous process of digging deep into their souls and learning how changes impact their lives. Students will make connections among families, communities, animals, and plants by analyzing and writing informally about each. Writing will strengthen their minds and hands as they fill the empty pages of their journals and mini books with stories from their lives and observations they have made. As the culminating assessment students will be divided into teams and will write a play integrating all the objectives and information they have learned. Students will expand their writing portfolio through reflection and recitation as they perform the lessons written by their lives.