LESSON PLANS & PRINTABLES

 
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I Don't Want To (but I will) - Creative Writing 

Doing too much of a thing can lead to trouble, like when Xander ate too much cake. But at the same time, when we use our imagination, we also can have fun with this concept. In this writing activity, the children write a funny story about what happened when they did too much of a particular thing.

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I Don't Want To (but I will) - Rhyme Time with Xander and Alex

Help Xander find the rhyming words from the story, so he can eat his cake!

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The Now Thing - Creative Writing

We never do find out how the robots ended up with their heads on backward in the story Xander was reading. In this writing activity, the children will create their own solution to this mystery.

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Count to 100 Days with Xander! 

Use the included bulletin board display with Xander and numbered soccer balls to count to 100 days with your students.

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The Now Thing - Word Mix Up! 

Help Xander sort the vocabulary words by identifying all the food words.

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The Now Thing - Word Mix Up 2.0!

Help Xander sort the vocabulary words by identifying all the food words.

(More challenging version)

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What If? - Creative Writing

We do not want our minds to create the bad "what if's" in a situation. But what about creating good "what if's?" In this writing activity, the children will create a list of good or funny "what if's" and illustrate their favorite one.

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What If? - Rhyme Time with Xander and Alex

Help Xander make pairs by find the vocabulary words that rhyme and writing them in the correct spot.

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What If? - Make it Right!

Help teacher Xander how to say things correctly by identifying his mistakes and writing them properly.

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What If? - Walking on the Bright Side

Help kids find some good even in the bad!