Thursday, March 1, 2012

Eric Carle

We read the story Draw Me a Star and made these super easy tin foil stars. I got the idea of drawing on tin foil from Pinterest! We are also working on an Eric Carle alphabet. I love how they are coming out! Partners created Very Hungry stories together. You can find the template below.

Our Stars 

Starting An Eric Carle Alphabet Book
We just started a unit on shapes, so this is an excellent connection. All of his creatures can easily be made by looking at the shape of the animals. I had the students flip over the tissue paper and draw the shape and then cut it out.

Q for Quite Cricket

H...for Hungry Caterpillar

M...for moon or we may do P...for Papa Please Get Me the Moon

M...for the Mixed-Up Chameleon for Busy Spider

My art teacher gave me a great Eric Carle Video that showed him painting different colors and using different objects. This is a brush I bought that had a mop in the end.

 It came with many different texture brushes at Lakeshore. 

Comparing The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider

 The Very Hungry Books

The students worked with a partner and created Very Hungry books similar to the pattern in The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  A few examples are below. 

The Hungry Seal
On Monday, she ate one ice-cream.
But she was still hungry.

This is a hungry dolphin if you look inside the dolphin you can see what it just ate.
 On Wednesday, the dolphin ate three lobsters. 
But she was still hungry.
I love the yellow fish.
The Hungry Butterfly

 On Monday, Butterfly ate one cookie. 
But she was still hungry.

Eric Carle- Cover You can click below to get pages for that day


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  2. This is a greaqt book, but do you mention the inaccuracies? Butterflies emerge from chrysalisse not cocoons. And caterpillars don't eat any of the thinsg shown. Pointing these thinsg out is a good way to talk about fiction vs. nonfiction.

  3. Hi Melissa, I do. I have a post on here somewhere, where I read lots of non-fiction books about butterflies and the inaccuracies. We also watched a great Eric Carle video in which he talks about that story really being about changes in life.

  4. Hi! Love your blog :)
    Do you have more details about how you complete your foil stars. They are beautiful!


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