Friday, September 18, 2009

From Head to Toe with Eric Carle

We are in the midst of an author study on Eric Carle and this being Friday, I decided to have some fun with the kids. We read "The Grouchy Ladybug" and did some ladybug things but it all began with the spots on my back that caused quite a stir when they were "spotted." Confusion and then the dawn of understanding even as there remained an element of mystery...were they or were they not taped on? Ah, the joys of the young and innocent...

We made clocks,
used doubles facts to plan out and then decorate a ladybug cookie, thought about things that would take seconds, minutes and hours and enjoyed reading books by Eric Carle and others about insects
and that was only about 1 hour of the day!
The rest was filled with writing and taking pictures for our own book in Eric's style, filling our ant farm with dirt and ants, spelling tests and memory verses and a whole lot of after school fun.
All in all, a very busy day!
Now why in the world am I still up?


  1. Beth...

    You are The Best!!

    Keep in mind that we need someone next year!! ;)

    So glad that things are goign well for you.

    Greet all the 'chillins'!

  2. so full of creativity! can't say often enough how much we appreciate you- your humor, your hard work & your enjoyment of our kids! thanks friends. lady bug day was all the dinner conversation at our house tonight!

  3. Looks like you are bringing lots of creative learning to your classroom. Wish I had more time to be in there with you.
    Keep smiling!

  4. Looks like you are doing an awesome job!!! I have to admit that I have a little bit of jealousy in my heart when I look at all the fun things you are doing. Now, that is what TRUE teaching is all about!!!! Somehow we have lost sight of that hear in the states. Keep up the GREAT work!!!!


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