The Changing Times of My Life

Using a tree as an example, scholars observe how it cycles through life, then examine personal life changes from birth to present. Pupils record these milestones on a worksheet and share finished products with their peers. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Gather actual pictures of trees during their lifespan 
  • Send a letter home asking families to talk about changes in preparation for the lesson in class
  • Bring in your baby book for pupils to view when time permits
Classroom Considerations
  • The first of two lessons examine life changes
  • The lesson can be performed by a teacher or counselor
  • Be prepared to assist individuals whose changes bring up negative emotions 
Pros
  • Boosts self-awareness
  • The worksheet encourages creativity by way of drawing
Cons
  • Drawing spaces on the worksheet are small
Common Core