The most interesting of this unit turned out to be the Tortoise and the Hare story. We read it many times. We dramatized it and the kids ADORED it. It was super funny when E (my 11mth-old) crawled along and became the small turtle. We did a retelling of the story and I put up the verbatim version of Ian's retelling. In his broken English. Very funny.
Besides the normal drill, we
*Learnt about the turtles online
*made a turtle art (which was wrong before, cos I put the front legs as back legs, but we rectified it)
*did some prewriting practice and also the turtle puzzle and the turtle color match
*put up a piece of paper that said "Ian, you perservered" and "Colleen, you perservered" and everytime I seeing them doing so, I write it down. This unit we were quite intentional about putting that character trait to practice.