Classroom tree is a great way for parent involvement. Have children bring in pictures of their family and add it to the family tree for discussions. Also invite families to be apart of this experience.
Long Ago & Now unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. includes: compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today, nonfiction article, family tree, grandparent (or older relative) interview, and a timeline. Teac
Tree that I made in my classroom. It's bulletin board paper all scrunched up. It's stuffed to make it 3-D. We call it the peaceful tree. Children are encouraged to sit by the tree when they are in trouble, sad, angry, tired, etc. There is a library & clipboards for kids to write/draw their feelings.