Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Jumpstart: Read for the Record sponsored a worldwide event today to celebrate reading. The idea was to break the record for the number of people listening to the same read aloud on the same day, October 8, 2009. I don't know if they broke the record but our kindergarten teachers knew we wanted to participate when we found out the book would be one of our favorites, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We will be studying Eric Carle's amazing collection of books in our Kindergarten Author Study later in the Spring so we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a free book to add to our collection and to give our little readers a sneak peek at our favorite author. Today we read the story and then read it again with props, worked a Hungry Caterpillar puzzle and then made our very own books to take home and read to our families. Enjoy some of the highlights .
The Very Hungry Caterpillar was actually released 40 years ago so it is a book that has been loved by children for many years. Today our kindergartners joined the club!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the retelling with the puppet and props. I can't wait to try it with my students!