The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Garden Drawings
Make a detailed drawing of either Sachi's or Matsu's garden based on the descriptions in the book and your own assumptions or ideas.
2. Rock Garden
Create a rock garden in a small box using sand, dirt, rocks, or any other elements you think are appropriate. If you can create a life-sized garden, take pictures of it and bring them to class. Explain why you chose to include the elements you did.
3. Lucky Gifts
Create a lucky gift that could have been given and...
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