This can be used in math centers, as a lesson plan, extension activity, reteach activity, small group instruction, homework assignment or a project. The students will be completely engaged while reading to find out more about the type of breed they want to adopt. After reading the information about their breed of choice, the students will design a yard for the dog to live in with the necessary items to make the dog comfortable. The students almost forget they are working on area and perimeter! You will too.....however the entire project is common core aligned and will provide a ton of fun for your students. My students LOVED IT!!!!