Coronavirus Lesson Plans – Lesson 4: A Special Space

Coronavirus Lesson Plans: 

Lesson 4: A Special Space

Lesson 4A: Letter from Cody

Hi friends! It’s Cody here. 

I’m bored. I mean REALLY bored! We’ve been stuck at home for a whole week now and I feel like I don’t know what to do with myself. My dad says I’m feeling this way because  I’m restless.. The Peekaflu is still going around so everyone is staying home and staying away from each other. I know that’s the best way I can help everyone get better. But…it’s sooo boring!

I’ve already played all my games, read all my books, and drawn three new comics. I wish I could have my friends over. My family is too busy working to play. Hmpf!

My bedroom used to be my favorite place to hang out, but now I’m sick of it. What can I do to make my room feel more comfortable? Or maybe more exciting? Do you have any ideas?

TIA! (Thanks in advance!)

Your friend,

Cody

Lesson 4B: Questions

  • Parents/guardians, read the letter from Cody with your child. 
  • Ask the following questions after reading:
    • Why is Cody staying at home?
    • Why is he getting bored?
    • Have you ever felt bored?
    • Cody loved being in his bedroom, but now is getting sick of it.
      • How can he make his room feel more comfortable? 
      • How can he make it more exciting?
      • How can he redecorate or reorganize it?
    • How do you feel about your bedroom? What does your bedroom look like? 

Lesson 4C: My Special Space Activity

  • A special place is a room or spot in your house where you feel safe, comfortable, and confident. Maybe it’s your bedroom, your basement, or your seat at the kitchen table! Everyone’s space looks different. Some spaces are busy and cluttered. Others are cozy and quiet. Sometimes we share the space with a family member. Sometimes we have our own space. 

Let’s take a look at some of the Peekapak pals’ special spaces.

  • This is Cody’s space
    • What do you notice?
    • What does he have in his space?
    • Is it clean or cluttered?
    • Does Cody’s space remind you of his personality? How so?
    • Is it similar or different from your space? Why?

  • This is Lucia’s space
    • What do you notice?
    • What does she have in her space?
    • Is it clean or cluttered?
    • Does Lucia’s space remind you of her personality? How so?
    • Is it similar or different from your space? Why?

  • This is Inés’ space
    • What do you notice?
    • What does she have in her space?
    • Is it clean or cluttered?
    • Does her space remind you of her personality? How so?
    • Is it similar or different from your space? Why?
  • Now let’s visit your special space. Maybe it’s …
    • Your room
    • Your desk
    • Your seat at a table
    • Your basement
  • Draw what your space looks like. Describe why it’s your special space. How does it make you feel? 
    • Option: You may be spending more time than usual in your special space. How can you make it look and feel more comfortable or more exciting? How can you rearrange it? Organize it? Decorate it? Sometimes a fresh new look is exactly what you need! 
      • *Remember if you share the space with someone else, talk to your family member about changing it together! 
    • Have your child send a photo of their drawing to their teacher and/or take a photo and post it on Twitter (tag @Peekapak). Cody may see it and respond!

Download and review activity materials 

 

Continue with the Peekaflu Unit:

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More Remote Learning Resources:

With the recent turn of events and the resulting school closures, we’ve been so impressed with the number of education technology organizations offering their resources.  To help districts, schools, educators, and families, we’ve put together a list of recommended free at-home learning. See our list of recommendations here. 

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Ami Shah

Co-Founder at Peekapak
Ami Shah is a Co-Founder & CEO of Peekapak, an organization that is empowering the next generation of globally aware, enthusiastic, and empathetic citizens - whether learning is in-person, virtual, or hybrid. To learn more about Peekapak for your school or district, request more information here: http://bit.ly/request-info-on-Peekapak

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