We have been reading this book a lot!  * Crankenstein by Samantha Berger*

My class enjoys listening to all the things that get the boy upset.  And when he gets upset, he turns into Crankenstein!  

So I thought it would be fun to have the students create a collage as themselves as Crankenstein, and then write about what turns them into the cranky monster.

After reading the book a few times, I had the students do a Think-Pair-Share about what makes them Crankenstein.  

We created this circle map with some of the results.

Then they got started on their collages!  I copied the head shape onto green paper, because otherwise most of the heads would be the size of a quarter!!! But I let them create the rest of the monster head on their own.

I showed them how to cut and curl hair.

When the head was done, they wrote about what turns them into Crankenstein.

Here are some of the finished creations!

I am CRANKENSTEIN when... tells me to take a shower. sister spills water on my Legos. tells me to clean my room.

...I do my homework.

...I stay up too late

I can relate to that last one!

I did a similar feelings lesson last year with the book Sometimes I'm Bombaloo by Rachel Vail.  You can read that blog post {HERE}.
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Giveaway at Tales From a Very Busy Teacher


Marine, from Tales from a Very Busy Teacher, is celebrating her new blog design and has organized a fabulous giveaway!

I have donated my latest product, Mouse's Lunch!

Mouse's Lunch is an interactive reader.  The book has a moveable mouse as the main character!  As students read the book, they move the mouse onto each page!

And this fun book coordinates well with the book Lunch by Denise Fleming.

There are lots more products that you can win! 
Head over to Tales From a Very Busy Teacher and enter!!!
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$uper $aturday $ale! {Oct. 4}

I am linking up with The Learning Highway for their $uper $aturday $ale!

The four featured products in my TpT store will be 50% off this Saturday only!!!

Head over to my store

You can easily find my Featured Products by looking right below my store banner!

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