Sunday, September 28, 2014

Scarecrow Themes for Make it Monday, Teacher Talk Tuesday, and Friday Freebie Make Up!!

Okay, today I am going to get three days in one with a Scarecrow Theme!
I was so impressed with these literature stories that I had to create a packet filled with activities to enhance literacy skills with a Scarecrow Theme. I use this in early November just before I begin Native and Colonial Americans.

 Scarecrow Pete is no ordinary scarecrow! He`s a straw-filled dreamer who uses books to transport himself to new places. When a young visitor stumbles upon Pete one sunny summer afternoon, he learns how magical reading can be. Together they devour book after book, meeting classic characters, delighting in new experiences and exploring new lands.

 A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way. Chicken really admires Scarecrow’s hat. Scarecrow would gladly trade his hat for a walking stick to rest his tired arms. Chicken doesn’t have a walking stick to trade—but she knows someone who does. Thus begins her quest to find items to trade among her farm friends, all to obtain a walking stick to swap for Scarecrow’s hat. But why does Chicken want an old straw hat? 

 The world becomes an extraordinary place when viewed through the eyes of a scarecrow.
They perch high above gardens and fields, with borrowed coats and button eyes and pie-pan hands that glint in the sun. What else is there to know about scarecrows? Perhaps more than we realize. . . .
When winter descends upon the cornfield, the first snowfall brings about an amazing transformation: a lonely scarecrow, ignored and feared by everyone because of his flapping coat and jagged metal mouth, is covered by a thick blanket of snow. Before long, he is transformed into a jolly snowman and is loved by all!

Now the Freebie for you contains the craft too!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this resource. I can't wait to use it with my students.