It's been so busy and to top it off, I am at a math inservice tomorrow, so my kiddies are going to have a sub for the first time! Cross my fingers they all survive!
Buy this book Meet Splat the Cat! Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunch box. The teacher, Mrs Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons.
But when Seymour escapes and the cats do what cats do they chase mice! Just in time, wise Mrs Wimpydimple takes charge and teaches everyone an important new lesson…Maybe Cat School is going to be ok after all!
Rob Scotton Teaching Ideas and Resources: Can you think of other sentences which use alliteration? Can you think of titles for other books that he might like to read?
There is a lot of speech in the story Use this as a starting point for discussions about speech marks. Turn the story into a play, using the speech to make a script. Write a story which explains how Splat and Seymour first became friends.
Think about what an excuse is and why people use them sometimes. Make a poster which teaches children about your school on their first day. Think about how you felt on your first day at school. Make a list of ways that we can help a new pupil to settle in when they start at a new school. Wimpydimple teaches the class about how clever cats are.
Think about how clever you are and what special talents you have. Seymour the mouse was very helpful in the story Make a lost of ways that we can help others.Our author of the month is Norman Bridwell, author of Clifford, so of course the first story I read was "Clifford the Firehouse Dog".
We made these cute Clifford puppets that were inspired by Mrs. Schmelzer's First arteensevilla.com has some great fire safety activities to check out!
This was my favourite project: Splat the Cat!! So simple, yet so cute! I am definitely doing this with my firsties. Alright, I am finally back with some writing ideas and freebies I promised! Be prepared for the longest. post. ever!
In February, my t. Amy Gibson lives in Northern California with her husband, three children, and the cat. Split! Splat! is her second picture book with Scholastic Press.
Use this pack to help you expand your Splat the Cat book study! Included is: Vocabulary Word Cards Vocabulary Journal Story Structure Summarizing Describing Splat Cause and Effect How Does the Character Change?
Compare and Contrast Characters and Stories Evaluation Sentence Building Writing - planning pages Writing - recording pages. Reading, Writing, and Spelling Crafts and Activities for Children.
Here’s a fun interactive writing lesson for you to use as you introduce your students to sharing the pen! This lesson comes from the book Interactive Writing: How Language and Literacy Come Together in K “Simply defined, interactive writing is a dynamic, collaborative literacy event in which children actively compose together, considering appropriate words, phrases, [ ].