This week marks the start of our holiday and gingerbread units! But before I got started this year, I wanted to have some fun with "It Looked Like Spilt Milk" by Charles G. Shaw. If you aren't familiar with this story, each page shows a different white shape (bird, cake, squirrel, tree, etc.) There is a repeating phrase on each page, "Sometimes it looked like a bird, but it wasn't a bird!" At the story's end, you find out each of the shapes was a cloud in the sky. After reading this with my students, we decided to make some of our own cloud shapes.
I gave each child a piece of white paper to draw and cut out their cloud design. We then wrote our own story pages, modeled after the pages in "Spilt Milk". The kids had a lot of fun with this one!
^ This one might be my favorite! I love the clown drawing!! ^
Such creativity! =)