If You Give A…

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This is one of those great activities that connects multiple facets of learning.  Read one of Laura Numeroff’s books, such as “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie”.  Then let the class work together to create their own similar story!  We were learning about the letter “D” during this time, so we used “Dinosaurs”.  The kids took turns deciding what would happen next.  The teacher just needs to know how to get the story back to the original idea, in this case, something the dinosaur ate.  It wasn’t hard to do this, as when the story was sufficient in length, we just encouaged the kids to realize that after doing an activity, the dinosaur may have been hungry again…

Susan, the main teacher, wrote the story on a large poster, and hung it on the bulletin board.  Next to it was hung pictures the kids had made of dinosaurs.  Using a template, they colored in the dinosaur with dots (another “D” word!).  Those always turn out so nice, and the kids enjoyed it!  (We used Do-A-Dot-Art! Markers)

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