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Monday, March 5, 2012

Crazy For Carle

Our Author of the Month is Eric Carle.  I love having fun themes that we can incorporate all curriculum areas.  His books are perfect for teaching the following ideas:

1. Grouchy LadyBug- Time, Feelings, Grouchy, Sharing, Size
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Life Cycles, Food Groups, Counting, Days of the Week
3. Home for Hermit Crab- Ocean Life, Vertebrates/Invertebrates, Different Homes
4. The Very Busy Spider- Farm Life, Beggining/ Middle/ End, Mammals and Insects

Here are some examples of how I integrated his book into Language, Math and Art. 
What makes you grouchy?

Counting up the sum of all he ate.

Using Balloons to recreate the Hungry Caterpillar

Favourite Book Bar Graph