Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Where Are My Animal Friends?

This week we finished up Where Are My Animal Friends? It's such a cute little story that's actually a play. In the reading station, there's a readers' theatre each week with different characters for the story. I just put them in a binder. Last week was "The Frog Prince" (I typed that one up myself). You can find it here on TPT.


I used a topsy turvy frog prince puppet. They LOVE those kinds of puppets. I also have a puppet like that for Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood.  I had a little Red Riding Hood topsy turvy puppet when I was little and I used to love that thing.

ebay topsy turvy flip over doll Goldilocks

This is the EXACT same one I have, except I got mine for $5 at a teacher workshop. Score!


Anywho, I printed this week's story from which, if you don't already know, has all of the Reading Street stories. I've been gathering animals for a long time in different places- Parent-Teacher Store, Walmart, Dollar Tree, Michaels- so I have a whole bucket full. Usually pretty easy to find all the characters for each story. I took pictures today. They were having a really good time with this activity. I had a really great hummingbird but somebody lost it last year. So we made do with a parrot :(

 I forgot to remove his tag.



Also, for this story, I created some comprehension questions and a cut and paste writing activity. We will probably do that on Friday. You can find it here.


That's what we've been up to this week!


Em Hutchison said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas! I teach in a Reading Street school too. We are always excited to see new, exciting ideas. Thank you.


Curious Firsties

R addington said...

I'm so glad someone can use my ideas. I have learned so many ideas from other blogs. I'm not sure anything I do is "original, original," but some of it might be. The readers' theater bucket is really one of their favorite things to do. I started it because i had tons of little animals for a science unit.

- Ruth Anne

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