Making a class book, is a quick & 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.
- "A great class book! I love that there are two different options so no matter what you are looking for you can find it!"
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 booklet. The cover and pages, are in the shape of a large mitten.
Children fill in the blank with an adjective, animal and action 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 and action 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 and activities.
Click on the PREVIEW to see lots of samples.
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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