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Cherry Blossom Cross-Curricular Unit

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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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This marvelous 64 page cross-curricular unit aligns with Corkey Hay DeSimone's Cherry Blossom Friends and perfect for spring. Corkey's story was written to captivate primary and intermediate readers. Young students can learn about the animals that thrive within the Cherry Blossom trees through riddles, rhyming, and repetition. Included in this unit is a lesson on Haiku poetry. Haiku is a short Japanese poems with 17 syllables. Intermediate students can learn about the great gift of the Cherry Blossom Trees from Japan. The trees symbolize friendship which is a wonderful theme incorporated throughout the book. You'll be inspired by the remarkable journey to get more than 3000 trees to Washington DC in 1912. As well, students will learn about the National Mall and all the exquisite memorials featured along the Tidal Basin. What a wonderful way to incorporate discussion for President's Day! Also included in my unit is a 'Monument'al tour guide to assist in these discussions. This year {2012} marks the centennial celebration of the Cherry Blossom Trees. I included a non-fiction book about the life cycle of the cherry tree with vocabulary to align. There are so many more wonderful components to my Cross Curricular unit.

Included in the unit:
vocabulary flashcards
vocabulary response sheet
vocabulary concentration
picture of schema chart
reproducible images for schema chart
blossom KWL
pictures of student KWL
Haiku poetry lesson
pictures of student poetry
poetry reproducible
non-fiction cherry blossom book
non-fiction vocabulary using Frayer Model blossom artwork inspired by First Grade Best reproducible graphics for artwork
pocket chart riddles for sequencing
animal cards to match to riddles
pictures of the sequence activity
Monument'al Tour Guide

Please see preivew for more information!

To see pictures of activities completed in class, please see my blog post.

http://www.primarygraffiti.blogspot.com/2012/01/cherry-blossom-friends.html
Total Pages
64
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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I combined this unit with our literature selection about taking a bus tour of Washington, DC and the current event of the Cherry Blossom festival in Washington, DC. My students were very interested in the subject and stayed actively involved in the activities.
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Such a great way to incorporate the various activities into such a cool story, it makes me want to purchase the book!
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what a beautiful product! love the cherry blossoms!
On  January 6, 2013Primary Graffiti answered:
That you! This is truly one of my all-time favorite books. The kids really enjoyed the lessons! Wishing you the best in 2013!!!

Cheryl~
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On  January 27, 2012Exploring Elementary  (TpT Seller) said:
I am ALL about doing something a little different and your unit is PERFECT for that! Thank you for the creative approach to this topic! I actually went to Japan a few years ago and got to be there when the cherry blossom BLOOMED! It was AMAZING! I can't wait to start this unit in a few weeks!
On  January 27, 2012Primary Graffiti answered:
Thank You!! This has been one of my favorite units! My kids have been VERY engaged. Corkey Hay DeSimone did an exceptional job with the book.
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On  January 20, 2012,  Buyer said:
I just purchased your Cherry Blossom unit. Love it! I can't wait to get the book this weekend. I especially like your ideas and that you also made some blank pages so I can add other monuments. My students will just love this activity. Thanks!
On  January 20, 2012Primary Graffiti answered:
I'm so HAPPY that you like the unit! You will LOVE the book. My class has read the story multiple times and can't get enough! =)
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On  January 19, 2012Corkey DeSimone (TpT Seller) said:
Thank you for doing such a beautiful job. I am really looking forward to letting other teachers know about it.

Gratefully,

Corkey Hay DeSimone
On  January 20, 2012Primary Graffiti answered:
You inspired the beauty when you wrote the magnificent book Cherry Blossom Friends! Thank You!!
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