Good literature makes amazing lessons! Eric Carle is a stand by author for primary classrooms because of his unique art, and easy to follow stories with patterns, and ideas that children can relate to. The students have already looked at the stories "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and "The very Hungry Caterpillar" this year.
In the story, a farmer dreams that the snow covers his animals and there is a sheet that covers the page, so that the reader can make a guess as to which animal is under the snow.
Each student thought of an animal that they would like to give clues about. They wrote four clues without giving away which animal was being covered by the snow. To add to the excitement, the animal's name was hidden by a little flap.
The animal was hidden under a pile of snow, which was painted onto an acetate sheet. Snow was also added.
Here's a peek at what was hiding underneath! Could you figure it out from the clues?
In case you didn't guess correctly above, here's another chance!
Again a big thank you to Christine Bainbridge for sharing this idea through her blog. My children are richer for this experience! I loved watching as they hid their work from their friends so that they could see if their clues would give their animals away!