How to Be an Earthling Activities

How to Be an Earthling series

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Dear classmates,

I’ve always been the expert on outer space in my class. I didn’t think anyone knew more than me about the planets, but then Spork showed up. I have to learn more—let’s do some research!

Your friend, Jack


Dear classmates,

I couldn’t believe all of the creatures we saw in the tank at the aquarium. If you could choose fish for an aquarium, what would you pick? I know I would definitely include a squid!

Your friend, Trixie


Dear classmates,

Spork knows nothing about Earth plants—especially the pinecone he tried to eat. I’m not an expert gardener myself, so I need your help to teach Spork about how plants grow.

Your friend, Newton


Dear classmates,

Every day Spork has so many questions for me about life on Earth. I am doing my best to teach him everything I know—like how to braid dandelion stems and how to be brave in front of a crowd. What things do you think are important for Spork to know about life on Earth?

Your friend, Grace


Dear classmates,

Outer space seemed like the perfect theme for this year’s carnival. Now we need to come up with some out-of-this-world games! Can you help us plan a great carnival game?

Your friend, Trixie


Dear classmates,

I want to make sure our baseball teams are fair, so at recess yesterday I kept track of how everyone did. Can you help me decide who should be on my team and who should be on Adam’s team to make our next game as fair as possible?

Your friend, Spork


Dear classmates,

Jack and Trixie worked hard to convince our class that they would each be the best student council representative. They made posters and gave speeches to tell us how they wanted to make our school better. How would you improve your school if you had the chance?

Your friend, Newton


Dear classmates,

Have you ever had a job? Before someone will hire you, they often ask you lots of questions to see if you’ll be able to do the job well. This is called an interview. If you were Nina, what questions would you have asked me?

Your friend, Jack