Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Frogs, Food & Fun!

This week in the library we are toad-ally having a blast! One of my all-time favorite books is Gilbert de la Frogponde by Jennifer Rae. Have you heard of this book? It's about a quick-thinking frog who saves his own skin by convincing a couple of gourmet chefs that they should eat bugs instead of frogs. Hilarious! This is one of those books that all elementary kids enjoy; I'm reading it to grades PK-4 and they are eating it up! Speaking of eating...


After the story I serve each class a unique dish (prepared by yours truly). It's under cover until the very end of the library lesson:


What is under the cover, you ask?












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 A FROG!  

You know how everyone says that frog tastes kind of like chicken? Not in this case! In fact, I have never seen this amount of enthusiasm from kids for such an unusual dish. It's amazing how many of them are willing to sample this delicacy, and then beg for seconds. I'm thinking it must be my incredible culinary skills.  


If you want this lesson plus extension activities, you can have it for for FREE! Even if you don't have the book Gilbert de la Frogponde, this unit can easily be adapted to use with other frog stories. Just go to my brand-spanking new TPT store and download the unit "Chef de la YOU!" Oh, and did I mention that it's FREE? 


Are you ready for more good news? I am also giving away a new, hardcover copy of Gilbert de la Frogponde

You can enter up to three times to win this awesome book. Here's how:
1. Follow my blog and leave a comment 
2. Follow my TPT store and leave a comment
3. Blog about my giveaway and leave a comment

This giveaway ends on Saturday night before I go to bed, which will probably be pretty late because I'm a night owl! If you just can't wait until the weekend to find out if you've won this book, you can always go to Amazon and buy it. Click here to go there.

That's it for now. I hope lots of you will download my "Chef de la YOU!" unit (for FREE, remember?!) and treat your students to some FROGS, FOOD & FUN!






49 comments:

  1. OK, so I'm following you now - this is AdOrAbLe!!! What HOPPY children you must have in your library!

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  6. What a fun and engaging lesson for the kids. I just started following your blog but I am also going to pass it on to my media specialist. Thanks for sharing.

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    Dragonflies in First

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    Lessons with Laughter
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    Lessons with Laughter
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    Live2Learn

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  23. I am now following your blog and TPT store. This is a very cute and creative activity. I can't wait to use it in my classroom!

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