Can't Touch This! Take some time today to research prickly phenomenons.

Today’s Activities

Read it! write it!

A Prickly Plant. Listen to this story, The Cactus Hotel, and then fill in this graphic organizer to help you write a summary. 

Here is something else that is prickly. Compare and Contrast how a cactus and a porcupine are the alike and different. You can use this graphic organizer to help you. 

Math Puzzles

Solving a puzzle can be a prickly situation! Put your brain to work by persevering to answer these math problems.

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems!

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2


Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with this worksheet to target foundational math skills! 

Worksheet 1


Follow these instructions and use these examples to make a google slide show on a prickly plant or creature.

Get moving!

Complete these activities to improve your gross motor skills.

Create it!

Watch this video and learn how to draw a cactus.

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