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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (Candace Fleming). One of my favorite stories to read! Another guaranteed hit with kids. Always. And the activity I pair with this story always puts the fun over the top.

Last time I did this lesson, I showed up at one of my schools without the toilet paper rolls, which are a pretty crucial item needed for the activity. But I improvised and it worked. This year, I reworked the activity a little, and added to it a bit... and remembered to bring the toilet paper rolls! It turned out even better than last time!

We've been focusing on dramatizing each story ourselves during the month of March. Last week we got to let our stuff blow away in the wind (The Wind Blew). This week we used puppets to retell this week's story in a playful way.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! is a story that my students can't get enough of (neither can my son), and when they get to jump into the story and act it out themselves with their self-made puppets, they go bananas with excitement. My students were bouncing like the bunnies in the story on their way back to class. It's this kind of thing that makes my little teacher heart happy.

My next lesson better be good!

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