Materials: buttons (at least 2 pounds); Corduroy by Don Freeman; journals; pencils; crayons;
OBJECTIVE ONE: Students will write free flowing thoughts and feelings in their journals.
ACTIVITIES: Students will practice observation skills.
Students will write using adjectives to describe an object.
Students will choose a special button from among many unusual buttons.
They will write a description of the button and why they chose that particular one.
Students will write a story about where their special button came from and what it's purpose was.
OBJECTIVE TWO: Students will sort, classify, and graph buttons.
ACTIVITIES: Students will write to describe the process they used to sort and classify their buttons.
Students will graph classes of buttons they grouped. (ex. two holes, four holes, round, bumpy)