Our Class is a Family Activities

Our Class is a Family activities build a sense of community among students as they learn about each other and relationships develop.
Novel Effect Activities to use with the book Our Class is a Family

Our Class is a Family Activities That Build Community

Pair Our Class is a Family Novel Effect read-aloud with no prep book activities to keep students engaged. 

Select from over a dozen of activities that support English Language Arts and Math while generating back-to-school excitement. As a result of the activities included, students will be able to:

  • interact with the soundscape.
  • draw a new book cover.
  • draw something they are excited about for the school year.
  • put words in alphabetical order.
  • write sentences with story vocabulary.
  • interview each other.
  • define story vocabulary.
  • match rhyming words.
  • write math equations about themselves.
  • complete a classmate scavenger hunt.
  • complete a word search with story vocabulary.
  • reflect on story elements with discussion questions and writing prompts.
  • play 2 Truths and a Fib to learn about each other.

Each activity can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to offer them a choice in learning, or to focus on a specific skill.

Download Our Class is a Family Activities

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About This Book

Shannon Olsen illustrates the power of a classroom community in Our Class is a Family. By doing so, students learn that their classroom is a safe place where they belong.  The heartwarming soundscape makes this a perfect back-to-school read-aloud.

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