Monday, March 28, 2011

Rosie's Walk

If you haven't had the pleasure of reading the book Rosie's Walk, I suggest that you run to your library and find it.The words in this book are really simple and the thing that really makes it special is that the pictures tell a completely different story than the words because it adds more details to what is going on. Rosie goes for a walk and unbeknownst to her a fox is trying to catch her. I used this book to talk to the kids about using the pictures to help us understand what is going on in the story (an important comprehension strategy).

After we read the story, we made our own Rosie the hen. Since it was letter R week we added some pretty red feathers to her tail using tissue paper. We started with this drawing that I did to look like Rosie.

Here's What You Need:
  • liquid glue
  • tissue paper cut into small squares (maybe 2 inches by 2 inches)
  • unsharpened pencils
  • crayons
  • copies of the hen

Here's What We Did:
  1. Color your hens.
  2. Put a dot of glue on the tail.
  3. Put the tissue paper on the table and put the unsharpened pencil in the middle of the tissue paper square.
  4. Take the edges of the tissue paper and wrap it up around the pencil.
  5. While holding the tissue paper to the pencil, put the paper in the glue and let go of the paper. Lift up the pencil so the tissue paper that is left forms a type of cup shape.
  6. Repeat until the surface is covered.

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