This little gem came from a student in Reagan's class. Earlier in the week she graciously allowed me to be a guest classroom teacher and try out my newest TpT unit on her students. (I have to say--it was fun to step out of my librarian shoes and go back to where I started my teaching career in a first grade classroom!)
The first thing we did was to read this great caterpillar book about friendship:
|This is not a new book, but back when I was a classroom teacher I always read it to my kids and they loved it!|
Next we did an activity that had us thinking about fact and fiction, caterpillar style:
Then the kids got to work writing down caterpillar facts...
lots of facts, which explains the "fat and hairy" sentence, right?!
And finally, the facts were linked together to create adorable Caterpillar Datapillars!
This Datapillar lesson plus more activities are available here at my TpT store. And although I highly recommend getting the book Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom De Luise, many of the activities in this unit can be adapted to other caterpillar/butterfly picture books.
Well friends, after a long day helping at my school's Field Day, I am signing off. I will leave you with one fact of my own, though: