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Updated: Feb 13, 2023

The parent/teacher and child will:

  1. Read Mistake’s story of the month "MY ODD BODY". PreK thru 2 read aloud with a parent. 3rd thru 5th, silently read independently.

  2. Have the child identify the main idea of the story (tell in their own words what the story was about.)

  3. Ask your child, what are the most important functions our body does for us?

  4. A follow-up question – how can we take care of our body to allow it to do all these complex functions for us?

  5. Have your child think of three body parts they like and explain why.

  6. Discuss at least 5 of the vocabulary words on the bottom of this page with your child.

  7. Have your child re-tell the definitions of the vocabulary words in their words.

Follow-up/Enrichment Activities:

Follow Up lesson # 1:

Beauty Standards

  1. Review this link with examples of beauty standards around the world.

  2. Discuss the differences and arbitrary standards of beauty in different cultures.

  3. Choose one of the types shown in the link and research the history and evolution of that beauty standard. Present it to your class.

Follow Up lesson # 2:

You Are a Flower

  1. Imagine that you are a flower. What do you look like? What are your colors? What does your stem look like? How many petals do you have? What is their shape? The shades and shapes of your leaves?

  2. Draw yourself as a flower. You can send your drawing to We would love to see your work.



IIdentifying one’s emotions

Demonstrating honesty and integrity

Linking feelings, values, and thoughts

Experiencing self-efficacy

Having a growth mindset

Social Awareness:

Demonstrating empathy and compassion

Understanding and expressing gratitude

Recognizing situational demands and opportunities

Responsible Decision-Making:

Reflecting on one’s role to promote personal, family & community well-being


Managing one’s emotions

Identifying and using stress-management strategies

  • Key Ideas and details: read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it.

  • Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

  • Craft and Structure: interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text.

  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: read and comprehend complex literary texts independently and proficiently.


Unique: Being the only one of its types.

Odd: Strange, different from what is expected.

Cylinder: Shape of a round tube with closed endss.

Inhabitant: Someone who lives in a place.

Challenge: A difficult problem or task.

Limp: Walk in an uneven, difficult way.

Tuft: Soft fluffy threads cut off short.

Function: To run or operate.

Despair: Loss of hope.

Balance: Being steady in body or mind.

Spectacle: Unusual, notable, or entertaining.

Observe: To see, watch, perceive or notice.

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