- The Old Red Rocking Chair by Phyllis Root
Set Up and PrepareDiscuss how the students recycle or reuse things.
Make a list of the characters and how they changed or used the old red rocking chair. Discuss why each of the characters put the chair in the trash. What would Martha Jenkins do if she realized that the stool she bought was really her old red rocking chair?
Form teams of students. Pick an object for each team. Have each team change the object four ways. They could draw their object and the changes or use KidPix to illustrate their object and the changes.
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