Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Last Friday we painted a retelling of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  We talked about all the things that cute little caterpillar ate through before hiding away and becoming a butterfly.  Each child painted one thing that he ate.  Then, we sequenced the food and hung it on our window.  All children created their OWN very hungry caterpillar that we also hung on the window.  
On Monday, we came together and talked about the sequence of the book and how we could use words with our pictures to retell the story.  We participated in a shared writing activity, where we located words we needed and then practiced writing them.  Some words we found in the book, others we found around our room, like the word "orange" and the days of the week.  Students made and hung  labels to go with the artwork.  

It's hard to see the effect of the entire piece hanging in our windows, so I tried to take a few close-ups.  Still, we think our "wall story" (or is it a "window story"?) came out pretty neat!  I am pretty sure the bottom pictures can be clicked to enlarge.  Enjoy the work of these amazing readers, writers, and artists!  

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