Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A House for Hermit Crab

A House for Hermit Crab

        Last week we read A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. I LOVE this book! The students really seemed to enjoy it too. On Monday we read the story and talked about the story sequence. Students identified that the story takes place over the course of the year (they figured that out without any hints). Then we illustrated the story sequence on large pieces of paper. The pictures took students two days, so on Tuesday we revisited the book, but didn’t do a full reread. 

        On Wednesday we reread the entire book and then we extended the story by decorating our own shells. I passed out glitter, construction paper squares, and green Easter grass. We talked about all of the things Hermit Crab had on his shell throughout the story, and the things he imagines adding to his new shell. I told the students to get creative, and I think they did.

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