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Heather McCollister

Class Name: Around the World with Pictures Books: Grade 1

This week’s focus: China

To be completed this week:

If you have access to the book Anno’s China, explore this wordless wonder and point out many of the historical and geographical landmarks of China using the information at the back of the book.

In the Adventure Journal, otherwise known as the Composition and Sketch book, print the date and a sentence about an interesting fact or place you learned about. (This would be on the page after the entry on The Empty Pot.) If you can draw a picture of it, for example, if you found the Great Wall of China fascinating, then sketch it. Parents, feel free to help your child as they print and space his/her sentence in the journal. You can print it and then your son or daughter can trace over it, if it is too labour intensive.

Look at the page 48-49 in the Map book, is there an icon that you see that you would like to include on the tiny China you have in your journal? Add it now! Maybe you want to add the Himalayas or the Great Wall.

For those of you that do not have the book Anno’s China, here are several other options that are listed in the curriculum that are about China. Each of these books are read aloud with the original picture book on you-tube.

*The Chinese Mirror by Mirra Ginsburg (
*Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
*Lon Po Po by Ed Young
*The Shady Tree – Demi

Students can still generate a sentence based on what they learned and draw a picture.

Writing with Ease – Week 3

ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more
Look up Zhang Zeduan’s mural Along the River During the Qingming Festival. This is a masterpiece for the 12th century depicting everyday life during the Song dynasty and gives a true sense of what the country was like around 900 years ago. ~ from the curriculum Around the World with Picture books

A photocopy of an adventure journal entry by Sept. 28, 2020.

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