This one can only be done once. Bring into school your own junk drawer from home…salt it with a few more items if your junk drawer doesn’t have much in it. Google “junk drawer” and select a few images.
Show your junk drawer, then a picture of a junk drawer, to get them mentally started. Tell them if they don’t finish in class, they should look in their junk drawer at home for inspiration.
- Select the 5 most interesting things in the drawer. Describe them and explain what they are used for. What else could you use them for?
- You are an item in the junk drawer. Tell the story of your life – how you were born, what you used to do, and how you ended up in the junk drawer.
- You are an archeologist of the future who found this drawer. Draw conclusions and explanations of the “lost civilization” that left it. These don’t have to be accurate, of course.