Once I saw a sequencing activity using The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything. I didn't keep it because I thought I could Google it, but I'm having a hard time finding it. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
I think this is the story about the pants that went shake shake, and the shirt that goes wiggle wiggle. If that is correct then they ended up making a scarecrow with the pieces and writing the words next to each piece so they could retell the story at home. I was going to do this in my first grade too.
I actually made the pieces back in college to teach a lesson to a first grade, and I used it last year in my class too. The only downside is the pictures are in color, so they have to be copied in color or it doesn't really work too well.
But I read the story, and we acted out each part. (For example...Two shoes go clomp, clomp...I had them act this out)...Then in the pocket chart we sequenced the story, matching up the clothing part with the sound. Then I had them make the scarecrow. The first time, I did it on blue construction paper and they made a corn field scene around the scarecrow, and then second time I did it, they made the scarecrow on white paper, then cut it out and glued the whole thing on a Popsicle stick for a corn field bulletin board. Both ways worked out fine.
I attached my pocket chart cards to this post, but I'll have to do a separate post for the parts to make the scarecrow (very similar to the pocket chart cards, but I think 1 or 2 parts are changed to work better for making the scarecrow). Hope this helps!
I've been using this in one of my small group lessons this week. I have the parts for the story (clothes, head) with magnets on the back. As I read or tell the story I add the pieces to a magnetic whiteboard. When I got to the end of the story I turned the board around so the kids couldn't see it and put the scarecrow together. They have loved it. I have a scarecrow (not the same one) that I have run off on card stock--pieces--that they color and put together. Then I let them label the different parts on white rectangle pieces of paper to glue to the different parts of the scarecros (such as head--nod, nod).
Did you know the author also wrote Too Many Pumpkins? I have an old Mailbox that has some ideas to go with it.
You guys are great! I will definitely use some of these ideas!!! If I could possibly figure out how to add a link, I could send you the matching activity I have made. If you could lead me through that process, let me know.
I know Miss Anderson had said that she regretted her scarecrow pieces were in color so....
I found some paper doll pieces online and adapted them/added new pieces in to make the scarecrow into a paper doll activity. It's in black and white so the kids can color the clothes, hat, shoes, gloves and pumpkin any way they choose.
Problem is I can't figure out how to attach it on here. Can anyone help me figure it out? I'm usually very good with technology so this is bothering me...
every two weeks for storytime. Today the librarian had a special guest for us. Our guest ( an older lady) read this story. She had a pair of boots, a pair of pants, a shirt, a pair of gloves, a hat, and a plastic pumpkin head. She handed out these things to some of the students and they had to do the actions when she told them to. As she took up these things she made a scarecrow sitting in a chair. I thought it was so cute!