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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
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Cherry Blossom Cross-Curricular Unit
Cherry Blossom Cross-Curricular Unit
Cherry Blossom Cross-Curricular Unit
Cherry Blossom Cross-Curricular Unit