So, I decided to bring back an oldie that I loved using in first grade, A Bad Case of Stripes. There are so many great things about this book. An interesting character, teaching students to be themselves, sequencing, and so many more!
Last year, I had a little more time to create anchor charts and cute things for my classroom. Here is the first grade anchor chart I made.
This year, my second graders needed to know sequencing and the 5w's. My kids LOVED the book this year,m however I have had no time to make my anchor chart "pin-worthy" and that is ok! The students told me what to write this year and they learned just as much from this anchor chart as the students did last year.
Day one, we worked on reading the book, discussing the details, and creating this chart. Day two we reviewed the details.Then they completed the 5w worksheet. They really worked hard on this because they knew that they were going to get to color their faces and that I wanted to display them in the hallway for everyone to enjoy!
They turned out so cute!
So then I took the students' pictures, wrote their names on card stock and printed the pictures in black and white. The kids LOVED coloring their faces, and they all colored differently. I glued them on different color construction paper to make them pop.
Have you read this book? What activities do you do with it? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments! If you would like to do this activity with your kiddos just click the pictures below and download it for free! Happy September!