Monday, February 25, 2013

Whose Hanging Out In Your Pocket? {Freebie}

This week I'm taking the kids on a journey with Seuss.  I'm sure you've seen that Kohls has Seuss (Horton Hears a Who, The Sleep Book, The Cat in the Hat, The ABC Book, and Happy Birthday to You!  Plus all the stuffed animals!!!  Target is selling all their Seuss books for $5 (hardback small) and $10 (hardback large). 

This weekend I scooped up There's a Wocket in my Pocket from Target.  I.fell.in.LOVE!  And, now my kids love the book as much as I do!  I created a fun response to the book last night.  It's a freebie file! Read on to for my lesson today...





Lesson...
I shared three pockets (provided in the file) with pictures of a plane, bag, and web.  We discussed our previous knowledge of rhyming and non sense words.  I asked the kids what would happen if I removed the beginning sound and replaced it with a different letter.  I took the p away and added a g.  The kids couldn't stop giggling.  We repeated the activity with all three words. 

After our discussion, we read There's a Wocket in My Pocket.  We identified each of the words and the rhyming non-sense word used to name the creature.  At times, we used the object to help pronounce the words.  

For a fun response, I had the kids choose a classroom object.  My students were asked to illustrate the object.  In order to name their creature, they needed to come up with a fun rhyming non-sense name by replacing the beginning sound with another sound.  I prayed someone wouldn't accidentally say something naughty! Since we are working on digraphs, I decided to begin their writing on the final page leaving the 'Th' to be filled in by the student.  Using the creatures name and the action needed to interact with the object, the kids came up with some responses that had me chuckling after school.





This child went a step further... not only was their a glabel on his table but he is with a friend named Mabel!  Ahhhh! 


Pin It

18 comments:

Elisabeth said...

This is adorable!! :)

Across the Hall said...

I love your variation on this project with the various steps. Too cute! Thanks for the freebie :)

Halle
Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Tamra Sarah said...

Super cute! We also love There's a Wocket in My Pocket! Thanks for sharing the freebie!

:) Tamra and Sarah
firstgradebuddies2.blogspot.com

Sarah Hankinson said...

So cute!

Sarah
Learning is for Superstars
FB page

Special Teacher for Special Kids said...

MABEL!!!! so funny! and the illustration is to die for.

So nice to see that Kohls has Dr. S. items! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
:o) V.
Special Teacher for Special Kids

Christina said...

This is very cute. When I was student teaching in 2nd grade last year I did something similar. I took all their individual pages and made a class Wocket in my Pocket book. They loved it.

ABC 123 Kindergarten said...

I just love your stuff, so very cute I hope to get my blog like this one day. I admire your site and work.

Sunflower Inspirations said...

Cute Idea! Thanks for sharing!


Sunflower Inspirations

Annie Moffatt said...

Oh my goodness....
ADORABLE....ADORABLE....ADORABLE!
The Moffatt Girls

vicky1970 said...

So fun and cute I bet your kiddos loved it.
Vicky
http://pinterest.com/pin/74872412527298061/

vicky1970 said...

opps that was from a giveaway - sorry!
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

~DeAnne~ said...

OH Cheryl!! How cute is this?! Love it!! thanks for sharing!

įƒ¦DeAnne
First Grade and Fabulous

Kathleen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Cheryl!!!!

podmember said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
podmember said...

I've decided to extend my Read Across America activities to Monday so I can do this Wocket writing! Thank you!

podmember said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
podmember said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
podmember said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Pin It button on image hover