Magic Treehouse Comes Alive!
Teacher: Angela Parretta
Mat Fees: $30
Come and join us as we read some of the award winning Magic Treehouse books together, and then learn about geography, science, creative writing and more! Each week we will read 2 chapters from our book, reading lessons that match what we are reading in our books, and then we will launch into our activities to help these stories come alive! Here are some of the fun activities we will get to do!
Magic Tree House - Polar Bears Past Bedtime
Jack and Annie transport to the freezing Arctic. There, they must solve the final riddle to become master librarians. But it's not going to be easy--especially when they have cracking ice, a seal hunter, and a prodigious polar bear to deal with. Will they be able to solve the riddle before they get iced themselves?
We will learn why the Arctic is so cold along with many other fun Arctic puzzles! What did the first people of the Artic eat? How do polar bears cross thin ice? What other animals live in the Arctic? We will create an “Arctic Survival Kit.” Make a pamphlet of survival tips for finding food and shelter including at least three insulators found in the Arctic. We will also invent a new animal that will live in the Arctic detailing about the animal’s special adaptations that will help it survive. We will do several experiments with ice and snow and enjoy hot coco!
Magic Tree House – Mummies in the Morning
Jack and Annie find themselves whisked away to ancient Egypt, where they come face to face with a dead queen—and her 1,000-year-old mummy.
This time we will travel to Egypt to build a pyramid out of model magic, learn about hieroglyphics, play the mummy wrap game, make our own mummies and coffins.
Magic Tree House - Dinosaurs Before Dark
Jack and Annie are ready for their first fantasy adventure in the series-the Magic Tree House! Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?
We will fill in a “story map” with setting,character, main events and details of the story. As a class we will write a summary or re-telling of the main events in the story. Then we will make an acrostic poem using the pertinent vocabulary words. Travel back in time and go dino hunting finding dinosaur eggs and creating fossils.
Magic Tree House - Midnight on the Moon
Jack and Annie are whisked forty years forward in time and land at an international space station on the moon. There they don space suits and go exploring the lunar surface in search of the fourth object needed to free the enchantress Morgan le Fay from a powerful spell.
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in they had lots of questions. How long does it take to get to the moon? How hot is the sun? What does it feel like to be in space? We will explore outer space, make our own international space station and astronaut suit and learn the phaes of the moon with Oreos!. Student's will also make a tri-fold of “Jack’s Facts” notebook page like a brochure.