Friday, November 30, 2012

Little Red Hen

This week we started a small mini-unit on the "Little Red Hen." We first started by drawing and labeling a hen. To go with the draw and label we read "The Little Red Hen," by Paul Galdone.

On Wednesday we read an informational text (non-fiction) about chickens called, "The Chicken or the Egg?" We are working on answering questions using the text. It is an important skill for the kids to have and the earlier we start the better. Our question that we were trying to answer was, "What did the author say about hen's eggs?" We found out that hen's eggs are brown and white, they go to the incubator soon after they are hatched and brown and white eggs taste the same.

The following day we revisited "The Little Red Hen" by Paul Galdone and sequenced the story using pictures. The cut out the pictures and glued them in order.

Today we read a different version of "The Little Red Hen," by Jerry Pinkney. Then, we used a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the Paul Galdone version and the Jerry Pinkney version. We used sticky notes to write down our thoughts and then put them in the diagram.

Next week we will be reading two more version of the story, work with Venn diagrams some more, and make a special treat!