|We re-visit an old favorite.|
|We learn about the author and how he creates his amazing artwork. |
He gets a little messy and we like that!
|We learn about spiders and how they compare/contrast with insects.|
|We also review and flesh out a plant's life cycle through this book.|
|We learn about a ladybug's life cycle and other important facts about beetles.|
|I've added Eric Carle activities over the past few years. |
I find quite a few things on sale at Marshall's, TJ Maxx and Ross.
|These items are all added to our Eric Carle tub full of reading activities that children may use |
once they have completed their work at their literacy center.
|Our Eric Carle tub is placed at my daily literacy center that I call Reading Street.|
|We practice map skills, use a compass rose and illustrate where Eric Carle |
lives and where we live on our U.S. map.
The children will write a page of facts about Eric Carle.
|We'll practice time telling with the Hungry Caterpillar.|
|We learn about the Butterfly Life Cycle and will write facts about butterflies.|
I liked this wheel but I think I will use the paper plate art that April Larremore has at Chalk Talk to illustrate the life cycle this year.
|I love making this page! I usually do this in small groups to attempt |
to lessen the confusion and to help them lay out the design.
|A math addition page using aphids!|
|We begin the study with butterflies.|
|We learn that every life has a cycle-just like a circle.|
|Everyone illustrated the life cycle and labelled it in their Science Journals.|
|Next we use a crayon resist to learn about symmetry in a butterfly's design and about their habitat.|
|It is a directed drawing that we work on whole group.|
|Everyone has their own interpretation - I love seeing what they come up with!|
|Look at that face, don't you love it?!|
|We lightly add blue watercolor to fill in the white space and then watch |
what happens when we paint over the crayon.
|The watercolor beads up and "resists"!|
|I pulled this activity out from the beginning of the year for a reading activity.|
|The world of Eric Carle is fascinating-they really get into it!|
|A felt storyboard for The Very Hungry Caterpillar for story retell. They are VERY careful with the pieces!|
|He used the puppet for story retell-it was awesome to listen to!|
|A teacher's copy of Scholastic from last year that I had laminated to save for this purpose!|
|Colorforms for Brown Bear, Brown Bear story retell-three years and not one piece lost! I drill, drill, drill the importance of being careful and getting ALL of the pieces back where they belong...so far, so good.|
|A tub of butterfly pieces for all of its stages -this plastic is very smelly but they still enjoy it!|
|OK, he just REALLY wanted me to take his picture with his green work folder. How cute is that?!|
|I haven't decided how I will use these but I am thinking of some type of game... |
Any ideas? Leave me a comment with your idea-there are app. 36 pieces and they come in a variety of insects. Let me know what you think!
|This is a lift the flap book that we will make once we read The Tiny Seed. |
The kids will write a fact on the inside of each flap.