For Cows Love Cookies by Karma Wilson and Marcellus Hall, we talked about how a farmer takes care of his animals. One way is by feeding them food. We brainstormed some ideas about what different animals eat. Next, we talked about making a prediction based on the title and the cover of the book. We made some predictions about why the cow loves cookies and whether or not the farmer wanted his cow to eat cookies! We read the book and kids loved the rhyming, the surprise about why the cow loves cookies, and (my favorite) the last page.
Next, we read Chicks Run Wild by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Ward Jenkins. Again we made predictions about what we thought the book would be about. I told them that in the last book, we had a surprise. I told them that this book had a fun surprise at the end, as well. Kids loved the details of the pictures. They loved the rhyming and the ending. I love their reaction to the ending.
Finally, we made our own chicks running wild. I asked the kids to think of how they would run wild after bed time and see below for what we came up with.
|A Wild Chick!|| |
|BB display of two classes of chicks|
|Some first grade Chicks|
|Hallway Display Waiting for Some Chicks|