Cubby Finds a Home Lesson

Cubby Finds a Home LessonCommunicating with Voice

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Objective: students use the voice to communicate a story.

This winter story has a surprise ending.  Students infer, make guesses, and put clues together to figure out who Cubby is and where he needs to live for the winter.   Students add sound effects with the voice for the first time (part of the first grade objectives).   This lesson also recommends using a vocal warm-up activity: you can use your own or pick one of ours from our activity library.  We designed this lesson around the story of the same name -- download Cubby finds a Home from our story library to complete the lesson.  This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the First Grade Curriculum.

First Grade Drama Journal: Cubby Finds a Home

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our First Grade Drama Curriculum

Grade Level

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade


  • Animals
  • Communication
  • Voice


  • Animals
  • Environment
  • Habitats
  • Plot Sequence
  • Seasons
  • Story Elements


  • Open