Wemberly is worried about school starting, and you can bet some of your students are too! This wonderful story from Kevin Henkes is one to which many children can relate, and is a great choice for starting the new school year! This packet of activities is just what you need to accompany the story, and provide Common Core aligned skill practice as well as enrichment opportunities. Below is a list of activities included in this packet.
Pg.1: Look At My Letters!
Practice proper formation of the letter “Ww” for Wemberly
Pg. 2: Phonics Focus:
Children copy words the class has brainstormed that begin with /w/ like Wemberly
Pg. 3: Diving into Details:
Children recall four things Wemberly worried about
Pg. 4: Character Connections:
Children draw & write about things that worry them.
Pg. 5: Why Worry Poster:
Original Poem for children to learn
Pg. 6: Why Worry Page:
Writing / Drawing activity based upon poem
Pg. 7: Friends Forever:
Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the characters of Wemberly and Jewel
Pg. 8-9: Craftivity:
Page-topper to accompany any of the writing activities in the unit
Pg. 10-11: Mouse In the Middle Game and Instructions
Children use dice to determine what number to write in correct column. First player to complete a column and reach the mouse in the middle of the board is the winner.
Pg. 12-14: Mouse Magic:
Children find the hidden mouse on the grid by coloring each number block the correct color.
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