In 30 short days I will open the door to my Kindergarten classroom and welcome the newest class of 4 and 5 year olds.
One of the books I love to read the first few weeks of school is Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins.
Though this book was published in 1968, children today still love the story of Rosie the hen walking on the farm unaware that a fox is following her.
I use this book to begin teaching about directional words such as across, over, through, and under. My students act out Rosie's movements in the classroom and then they work on a fun booklet that I created called A Walk on the Farm.
In the booklet, students become the main character and they are able to move the character and reenact the story. A student photo is glued on the farmer to create the main character. The figure is stapled or taped to a piece of yarn and then stapled into the spine of the book. This enables students to move the farmer character onto each page of the book.
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