Saturday, February 25, 2012

If you give a pig a pancake... pattern freebie!

This week we did one of Laura Numeroff's fabulous books, If You Give a Pig a Pancake! My students just adore her books so the fact that HM tucked this one into the anthology made my kiddos' week.

We spent most of the week talking about cause and effect, pick up our worksheet HERE, and what is real vs. fantasy. This kids got to make up fantasy statements about pigs. Some of my faves that they came up with were ... "Pigs can go shopping with Mrs. Hodson" and "Pigs can be spaceship commanders" (we also learnerd about Neil Armstrong this week). Then we disproved each students' wacky claim. The kids really liked doing that part!

We also threw in a little compound word study, we did the bulk of it last week but they are still so excited when they spot one :) So, we made this cute pig to go along with our story which is holding writing about what each child would give their pig (but they could only choose things that were compound words). I think they look too funny! Here are a couple of my kiddos pigs...

And here is our whole class pig board...

You can get the pig pattern and writing page by clicking on the pic below!

Have a great weekend!


Delighted said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing. Laura Numeroff is one of my favorite authors.

First Grade Delight

Amy said...

I just love this! And to tie it into compound words is fabulous! Thank you.

Krazy About Kiddos

Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

awesome! thanks! I'm actually doing a Laura Numberoff unit soon..adding it to my files now!

♥ Jen
The Teachers' Cauldron

Lori said...

Love this author! Thank you for sharing these cute ideas!
Conversations in Literacy

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing this activity. It went perfect with our math lesson on cause and effect. Thank you!