Coronavirus Lesson Plans:
6: Hibernation Station
6A: Letter from Cody
Hi friends! It’s Cody here.
I’ve been spending a lot of time in my room. I like listening to music while I draw. It keeps me calm. Brady’s music playlist has some new Katy Beary songs I like. It reminded me that Katy Beary must be hibernating right now.
Bears hibernate by staying in their homes for a long time. When it gets warmer outside, they come back outside – well rested and ready to go.
That got me thinking, we’re hibernating right now too! While I’m hibernating, I should learn a super cool new talent. When the Peekaflu goes away and we go back to school, I can show off my new secret talent in a big reveal… Ta-da! Maybe I will ask my friends to join me. We’ll have a talent show to perform our new talents!
What secret talent should I learn? What secret talent will you learn?
Your (secretly) talented friend,
6B: My Secret Talent
- Parents/guardians, read the letter from Cody with your child.
- Ask the following questions after reading:
- Why is hibernation similar to the stay-at-home order?
- Why does Cody want to have a talent show? Why is it a secret talent show?
- What should Cody learn?
- Help your child write a letter (or drawing/video) responding to Cody.
- Have your child send a photo of their letter back to their teacher and/or take a photo/video and post it on Twitter (tag @Peekapak). Cody may see it and respond!
- Cody remembers that when he learned to play the drums, he had to show perseverance and make a plan to reach his goal. He uses the same template to learn his new secret talent. What is his secret talent? You’ll have to wait and see!
- Use the activity sheet attached (My Goal Contract -lesson 11 (Perseverance Unit Grade 3) to write down the goal for your new secret talent.
- After you complete your goal sheet, give it a try! Invite your family and friends to learn a new talent too. When you come out of hibernation like Katy Beary, you can have a secret talent show just like Cody!
Download and review lesson materials
- To access the Coronavirus Lesson 6 Letter from Cody please download from this folder:
Continue with the Peekaflu Unit:
- Lesson 1: The Peekaflu (above)
- 1A Letter from Cody
- 1B: Questions + Response
- Lesson 2: Berryball Blues
- 2A: Letter from Cody
- 2B: Questions + Response
- Lesson 3: We over Me
- 3A: We Over Me Dialogue
- 3B: Questions3C: Scenario Cards Activity
- Lesson 4: A Special Space
- 4A: Letter from Cody
- 4B: Questions
- 4C: My Special Space Activity
- Lesson 5: From Stuck to Safe (Gratitude)
- 5A: Letter from Cody
- 5B: Questions + Letter of Gratitude
- 5C: Dr. Nurse Fights the Evil Peekaflu Comic Activity
- Lesson 6: Hibernation Station
- 6A: Letter from Cody
- 6B: My Secret Talent
- Lesson 7: Our Elders
- 7A: Letter from Cody
- 7B: Questions + Letter to Elder
- 7C: What is Wise Dialogue
- 7D: Elder School Activity
- Lesson 8: What Do We Need
- 8A Letter from Inés
- 8B What Do You Need Match-Up
- 8C What Do I Need: Self-care Activity
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