My Storm Suitcase

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In Love, a storm threatens a small town in Australia.
 
Prompt: Guide your students to imagine that a big storm is coming. They have only a short amount of time to pack their belongings before they have to leave. What will they bring with them?
 
Procedure:
• Guide your students to take out a pencil and paper.
• On your cue, allow the students only 60-90 seconds to write down what they would pack.
• Guide the students to share their lists and explain why they packed what they did.
 
Prompt: Guide your students to now imagine that they have enough room to pack one special item in their suitcase. What item will they bring, why is it important to them?
 
Procedure:
• If appropriate, distribute the My Suitcase page below.
• Assign student the task of drawing a picture of their special item.
• Ask students to then describe their item and why that one item is so important to them.
• Guide students to share their My Suitcase pages with each other and discuss their items.
• Hang the pictures in the classroom.