Children will recall details from a simple short story. In the top of each section the student writes the names of the months, one in each section in order.
The chart will be divided into twelve sections for each month of the year. Show children pictures depicting the various animals in the book.
Take a visit to your local pet shop for a up closer tour too! Then once they are dry you can cut out the images.
We wrote stories about our crabs. Look at the themes on each shell. Have groups of students create shoebox dioramas of a home for a hermit crab. After students have had time to think, reread the story or just flip through the illustrations.
It is written by Eric Carle. They have gotten bigger, they have learned new things, and they have made many new friends. Alternatively, if technology is available, have students create the retell of the story using power point, keynote, or other types of presentation software.
From our lesson yesterday, I realized my students understood what compare and contrast meant, they had trouble applying the concept to literary characters. Some sea anemones even attach themselves to the shells of hermit crabs.
I just hot glued one plastic cup inside a larger clear plastic cup. Give children an opportunity to respond.
Discuss the water colors and also the types of things that would be at the bottom of the ocean. Ask students, "If you were a hermit crab, what would you want on your shell and why? Feathers we let go for 2 cents, and mosaic paper tiles are 1 cent each.
At the completion of the read aloud, ask students as a group to retell the entire story using phrases, vocabulary, and gestures of the story. Bring attention to the idea of large designs, not little pictures all over it.
Our favorite activity was our Hermit Crab Game. We have been working on a project based on these animals for a couple of months now.
I use this idea with 3 to 5 year old children. Often in June, especially with the second graders who are going on to a new school the following yearI adapt the text to talk about students going to a new school and having to leave their teachers and staff behind in the care of the younger students.
I sit at the collage box table and call tables one at a time. Some students may only write a few sentences, while an advanced student may need to write a more detailed story or a short picture book.
However before we started our reading rotation I wanted them to think about and retell me the beginning, middle, and end of Moving Day and Old Shell, New Shell. You feel something with your claws. We draw and color the sea animals in the sequence they are met and then do a blue paint wash over the pictures.
Look at patterns and colors on the shells. Fill a cup of water for each group to rinse their brushes in. Make a hermit crab out of pasta shells and playdough. In my classroom we have 3 hermit crabs. After each student finished reading one page, I directed them to finish reading to their elbow partner, as demonstrated by the accompanying video, Partner Reading.
They have gotten bigger, they have learned new things, and they have made many new friends. I told them that as they were reading I wanted them to think about all the stories and what happened in all of them that was the same.
Focus on the use of the vocabulary, gestures, and also on the sequence of events and the animals encountered in the story.Step 2: Read the book A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle aloud to the class. As you are reading, stop and ask students about the items Hermit Crab places on his shell.
As you are reading, stop and ask students about the items Hermit Crab places on his shell. A House for Hermit Crab follows the life of Hernit Crab from January to January.
This is a perfect time to introduce or practice using a calendar. At the beginning of each month, gather children in a circle around a large paper calendar posted on the wall.
A House for Hermit Crab Re-telling Activity Use the pictures to re-tell the story together with the children. Print the Hermit Crab story printables, laminate, and cut out. Narrative – During this introductory activity you introduce vocabulary to the students using a slide show presentation and present gestures to aide with comprehension and the sequence of events that will occur within the story, A House for Hermit Crab.
First Grade Blue Skies: A House for Hermit Crab and Freebie A house for hermit crab writing activity Find this Pin and more on Eric Carle by Catherine Garrity. Every One Loves Hermit Crabs A House for Hermit Crab Enrichment Activities See more.
I have used A House for Hermit Crab as a June reading for a number of years in my Kindergarten to ease fears of moving up to First Grade. Last year I made up a songfest type play using different songs from each month and tying it in with the little hermit crab.Download