FamilyGrades 3 and 4: Theme: Friends and Family

3th Grade Theme Book: Buddy, The First Seeing Eye Dog


3th Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Big Sister and Little Sister by Charlotte Zolotow. HarperCollins Children’s Books, 1990.
  • The Complete Dog Book for Kids by The American Kennel Club. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996.
  • The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia C. McKissack. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2002.
  • Seeing by Sharon Gordon. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2002.
  • Animals Helping with Special Needs by Clare Oliver. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2000.

3th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Buddy, The First Seeing Eye Dog? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
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Technology Ideas

  • Use Skype to connect to someone who trains Seeing Eye dogs or someone who uses a Seeing Eye dog.
  • Use Skype to interview someone who is blind, such as Dr. Ray McAllister, the first blind Adventist to graduate with a PhD. He does school visits for Christian Record Services. Classes are encouraged to raise funds to send blind children to Adventist blind camps.
  • Create a class "what if?" slideshow showing what happens if I do my job; and what happens if not. Use drawings in KidPix, Tuxpaint, or Pixie; or use a digital camera. Have each student complete one slide; then assemble together.
  • Use concept map software on your computer, interactive whiteboard, or online to create the dog breeds concept map.
  • Create a class idiom dictionary with illustrations for each idiom.
  • Use the internet to research influential people in history who have been blind. Have students create a slide show to present their findings.

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Have someone bring in a seeing eye dog. Check with your local pet store for contacts.

Lesson Plans

  • The objectives: the students see that those who have help with a dog, a cane, or some other help source still have feelings like they do; God loves all no matter the differences; and will better understand the importance of family.
  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.
  • Christian Record Braille Foundation has a great unit and within this unit is lesson plans the sight is - http://services.christianrecord.org/tk/index.php though they are in the process at this point in updating it.


Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.



4th Grade Theme Book: The Adventure of Lisa and the Drainpipe Prayer


4th Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • The Summer of Stanley by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock. Penguin Young Readers Group, 1997.
  • No Boys Allowed: Poems about Brothers and Sisters, edited by John Micklos, Jr. Boyds Mills Press, 2006.
  • Grandma, What is Prayer? by Katherine Bohlmann. Concordia Publishing House, 2002.
  • When Daddy Prays by Nikki Grimes. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2002.
  • Twister by Darleen Bailey Beard. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
  • Ivy’s Icicle: Forgiving Others by Gary Bower. Storybook Meadow Publishing, 2002.
  • Forgiving Is Smart for Your Heart by Carol Ann Morrow. Abbey Press, 2003.

4th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with The Adventure of Lisa and the Drainpipe Prayer? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
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Technology Ideas

  • Create a class slideshow or multimedia presentation with Bible promises about forgiving, anger, jealousy, contentment, prayer, or kindness. Decorate. Each student creates one or two slides. Then share in church on Sabbath.
  • Think of someone connected to your class who is far away and needs encouragement. Make a class WallWisher to cheer them up. Email it to them! (Learn more about Wallwisher in the classroom.)
  • Make a class slideshow of exact verbs. Put the weak verb in the middle, and have students contribute exact verbs around the outside. Do one verb per slide.
  • Use Microsoft Templates to make pretty Appreciation Cards.
  • Use Skype to connect to another class and share your MadLibs. Create your own. Then have the other class generate the words. Then read the story back to them. Have them share a MadLib also!

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Write here.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.


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