At-Home Activities: Conquering Mountains - Discover Natural Wonders

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May 17-21

Workshop Class Activities

  1. Craft – Pressed Flowers Bookmarks

  2. Key Points – Mountainous Wonders

  3. Collaborative – Find Your Way Map Activity

  4. Language Arts - Writing Cliffhangers

  5. Math/Logic – Highest Mountains of the World Graph

  6. Prepare for Adventure – Assisting the Elderly

  7. Big Activity – What Goes Up: Egg Drop Challenge

  8. Movement – Forest Consumers Game

At-Home Activities

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• journal

• paper and pencil

• 3x5 notecards

• 50-100 pennies or beans as counters

• white copy or drawing paper


  • Grand Canyon by Jason Chin - ages 7-12

  • The Seven Natural Wonders of the Earth by Anna Othitis - ages 6-10

  • Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to natural wonders.

  • Cliffhanger books:

  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume - ages 8-12

  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - ages 9-14



Copy the following quotes and write what you think they mean.

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” -Rachel Carson

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

-Albert Einstein

“If you have a good story, it doesn’t have to be overproduced. I want our stories to reveal the wonders of the human spirit and the richness of life in California, including its history, people, culture and natural wonders.”

-Huell Howser

Language arts lesson

In books, a cliffhanger is when a character in the story is left with a difficult situation. Authors use cliffhangers at the end of sections or chapters to get the reader excited about reading the next section or chapter. What if a chapter ended with a character being chased to the end of a cliff or trying to get out of a building before i