Read to children A House Is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman (Puffin Books). Ask children what surprises they found after listening to the story. For example, students might share that the author described a glove as a house for a hand. Invite small groups of children to look around the classroom to find all sorts of homes. (For example, students might share that a box is a home for crayons.) Have each group work together to illustrate the "home" they found. Display pictures on a bulletin board titled "A House Is a House for "
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