Here are few activities you can do at home that will help your student during this unit:



1) Interview: Students will be asked to talk with an adult family member about what it takes to adapt to new situations or environments. Here are the questions they will ask you:

  1. What do you think it means to adapt to a new situation or environment?

  2. What does it take to adapt to a new situation or environment? List at least 3 characteristics.

  3. What are you reading right now? Is there a character/person/animal that has to adapt to a new environment? What do they do?

  4. Explain one time you (adult) have had to adapt to a new environment, and what you did that helped you adapt.

  5. Can you think of a time I (student) had to adapt to a new environment, and can you help me remember what I did that helped me adapt?

2) Read aloud with your student at home. While reading and after finishing each book, please discuss how a character in the book had to adapt to a new situation or environment (if evident in the book). Each time you finish a book and identify what a character did to adapt, please have your student bring a note to school with the following information:

  • Book Title and author

  • What was the new situation/environment that the character had to adapt to?

  • What did the character do to adapt?

3) Watch a movie or t.v. show with your child and discuss what a character had to do to adapt to a new situation. After watching the movie, please have your student bring a note to school with the following information:


  • Movie title

  • What was the new situation/environment that the character had to adapt to?

  • What did the character do to adapt?




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