FIAR with Grandfather's Journey, kimonos, clogs, and traditional dress vs western clothing, reflection and shadow in art, intensity in art and how it's used to show distance, the variety of land types in Japan and the U.S. (desert, forest, mountains, wheat fields, etc), factories and pollution, use of dark and gray colors to symbolize the dirtiness of factory towns, and white to symbolize the purity of a river, the history of WWII and how it relates to the story and Grandfather's disinterest in visiting the USA one last time before he died.
Read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss and tied it to Grandfather's Journey and pollution and factories
Read Clifford the Champion, Clifford to the Rescue, Clifford the Firehouse Dog, Strega Nona's Magic Lessons, Arthur's Pen Pal, In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
Elle did Lesson 7 & 8 in Explode the Code book 1 and wrote emails to family
Ballet and Bee Bop