Read Aloud and Craft/Activity

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  1. Miss Kirby

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    Since next week is Read Across America, our team is doing a rotation. Each teacher is to read a book and do some sort of activity about the book. Probably a craft, or I was thinking making a snack might be fun too. Anyone have any ideas kids will love that take about 20 minutes and don't require expensive materials (110 first graders)? Thanks!
     
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    I know there are a wide range of books and activities.....

    I was thinking about doing The Very Hungry Catterpillar? Maybe doing a butterfly craft?

    Any other ideas?
     
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    ”Butterflies are insects. They have two pairs of wings and two antennae. Like all insects, they have three pairs of legs and three body parts-the head, thorax and abdomen. There are thousands of different kinds of butterflies. Butterflies drink nectar from flowers with their probiscus (this is like a long skinny tongue that they roll out to use.) Butterflies and moths belong to the same insect family. Most butterflies are bright colored; most moths are dull color. Butterfly antennae have knob at the tips; moth antennae are either featherlike or plain. Butterflies fly mostly in the day; moths mostly fly at night. Butterflies form a chrysalis; moths make a cocoon.
    Science: Teach students how butterflies use their probiscus to drink nectar. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the center of a flower shape. Tape the flower shape to the top of a small Dixie cup filled with sweet juice. You can also tape on leaves to the side of the little cup. Insert a straw. Tell children that the straw is their probiscus and they are sucking up the nectar.
    Science: Teach children that a butterfly’s coloring helps to protect it from being eaten. The bright colors of a butterfly help it to hide among the flowers. Some butterflies even have markings on their wings that look like eyes to fake out predators. Have students color butterflies in assorted colors and have some students add eyes to the wing markings. When finished, hide the butterflies around the room so that the butterflies blend in with your décor. Students find their butterfly. Hang butterflies from the ceiling. Treats serve packets of fruit drink nectar. They kind you poke a straw in. Tell students that the straw is their probisus and they are sucking up the nectar.
     
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    What about the book "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"? It lends itself to all sorts of weather activities, as well as some food ones. Also, most kids get quite a laugh out of the bizarre precipitation.
     
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    some more ideas.

    Stellalula ---Blue jello, grapes in the bottom (rocks), when partially set add gummy fish, make them look like they are swimming.

    http://www.dltk-kids.com/books/index.htm great site for story related activities!!
     
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    I am making green eggs and ham, using deli ham. For a craft we will be spreading a mixture of green paint and glue to form an egg, putting a green pom pom in the center. Gluing a rolled piece of green paper or fun foam, haven't decided yet, for the ham.
     

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