Doors to Discovery is a yearlong theme for your classroom based upon the popular animated movie, Monsters, INC.®. But rather than going behind doors to collect screams (or laughter), we go behind various doors throughout the year and collect KNOWLEDGE to power our classroom with!
The students love becoming employees of your classroom company and can’t wait to fill the classroom tanks up with all they have learned.
This packet offers a basic overview of the year, all the concepts taught within each unit (door). It includes the door art for doors we have covered, an empty door station for you to blow up or use for a display. It also includes a sample summer letter we use to send home to parents before school starts, explaining our theme.
Look for “Doors to Discovery: Intro” in our teacher store for the lesson and printables on how to introduce the theme to the students. As well as the lesson, “Tank Time” which gives a detailed lesson plan for how to “fill your tanks” with all the knowledge your students will be learning, as well as recording sheets and title pages. Continue to look back for more related lessons to “Doors to Discovery” as they are added. We hope to eventually bundle them as each unit (door).