One of my curriculum goals this year has been to expose the kids to more classics–nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and Aesop’s fables. So when our grammar text referred to the poem of “The Three Little Kittens” and my kids weren’t familiar, I “felt” it was time to make a new story set about those three little kittens who lost their mittens, wanted pie, and smelled a mouse nearby!
First we reviewed the poem–a few times–acting it out with the laminated story pieces.
Serity (pre-K) played “match the mittens” and “lost and found” games with printed mitten cards. . .
. . . and cut and pasted rhyming words.
Then we made some “text-to-self” connections talking about times when we’ve lost something–a concept they’re quite familiar with! My older kids did some writing about it.
They also completed a story map (different levels, different expectations) . . .
. . . and sorted words from the poem into nouns, verbs, and pronouns.
And pie for dessert was a must!
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