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Making a class book
, is a quick and easy
way to practice a variety of standards
Contributing a page for a class book, is super-fun
for your kiddos, and will grab their attention from the get go.
Completed projects make a cute bulletin board
display; afterwards, collate the pages and put the book in your classroom library
Since many teachers have a mitten theme going on, I designed two, class-made books, based on The Mitten, by Jan Brett
In the first one, Our Mitten
, the teacher loses a mitten. As children find it, they tuck something inside.
Here, I wanted my kiddos to take size
into consideration, and think of something that could realistically fit inside a mitten.
On their page, students state their name and tell what they put inside their teacher’s mitten and why, adding an illustration
The Animals In Our Mitten
, is the next book. The cover and pages, are in the shape
of a large mitten
Children fill in the blank with an adjective, animal
verb. i.e. “A slow, green turtle shuffled into our class mitten.”
I feel that even PK kiddos can come up with a descriptive word
for their animal, and believe it’s not too early to have children practice writing a vivid and complete sentence
There’s also a simpler page, where they just name an animal and draw a picture.
I’ve tied the packet into Brett’s folktale,The Mitten
, by including an alphabetical list of 39
of the action verbs in her story, along with a worksheet
There’s also a verb-definition poster
, plus 39 action verb cards, and 11 character cards
, which you can use for several games
I’m Diane from Teach With Me. I know your kiddos will enjoy making one, or both of these class books, all while practicing a variety of skills; a wintry win-win.
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