Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Eric Carle

Last week we started learning about Eric Carle. I decided with this study;  we would explore his books and find nonfiction books that connect to creatures related. I know it's not butterfly season, but I felt like I needed to read more non-fiction. It's easy to find so many connections to his books.

We started with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar~Caterpillars and Butterflies
The Grouchy Ladybug~Ladybugs

We listed things we knew about butterflies or what we thought we knew.
 We went back revised our Circle Map and I had the kids make illustrations.

Labeling a Butterfly

These are the non-fiction text features we talked about using this book. I hope to have the students make convention books after vacation.
This is my new favorite book!! I took this book out of the library without even reading it and was so surprised at how much I LOVE it!! So it leads nicely into making a Bubble Map.
working with a friend they illustrated what the word meant from the story
The kids love moving to these words
We responded to the questions

My hungry caterpillar_____

 They really incorporated things we learned from our non-fiction read aloud.
is waiting



is growing into a cocoon...which we talked about how that is not true!

is hatching

scary...we learned that caterpillars scare enemies

We did a reading response to the Grouchy Lady Bug and we had an introduction to time.

eric carle:my hungry caterpillar The Grouchy Ladybug


  1. Wow! Just found your blog and I am SO glad I did. Everything you post is AMAZING! Love the photos, love the freebies! Thank you. :) I am your newest follower and I pinned a bunch of your stuff, too. :)

  2. I just came across your blog as I was searching for "insect" ideas. WOW! I love everything I have seen and I am sooo in awe! Thank you for sharing your ideas! I am now an email follower!
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  3. Suzanne, Thanks you for the wonderful comment! I hope you find something you can use in your class! Melissa


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