We did this a couple of months ago when we were on vacay but here's the list of studies we did
Social Studies - Hotels, community, Life & Death, Age
Geography - Sonoran Desert
Art - Watercolor, shadows, use of color to depict twilight, storms etc. color pallet when depicting the death of the saguaro (browns)
LA - Italics (first page)
Math: Measurement, Weight (tons), 2000 (counting),
Science: Desert - Specifically Sonoran Desert
Animals - Pack Rat, Spotted Ground Squirrel (chipmunk), Jackrabbit, coyote, gila woodpecker, elf owl, mice, lizards, snakes, foxes, bats (fruit).
Plants: Paloverde Tree
Life Cycle of Plants
Activities: Watched Reading Rainbow - Cactus Hotel! This was so much fun for the kids since it was the book and we WERE in the Sonoran Desert...and the cactus were in bloom!