Saturday, October 2, 2010

Scarecrows

Read Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant. Complete a predictable chart- The scarecrow sees... or I see a .... or The scarecrow scared the...

Create a KWL chart on scarecrows.

Read Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch by Jana Dillon. Read the story aloud. Stop when you finish reading page 18. At that point, have children imagine that they are Jeb. Ask each child to share how he would stop the crows from destroying the pumpkins that are under his care. Have each child write and illustrate their idea.

Make a scarecrow using pattern blocks. Count the number of each pattern block used.

Create a class book- Scarecrow, Scarecrow What do you see? I see a .... looking at me.

Scarecrow Math- you will need 11 pictures of crows. Number them 0-10.
You will be the scarecrow in the field.
Pass the crows out to random students.
Call out "caw, caw, caw"
Students with crows must fly up and order themselves.
The students without crows will call out "caw, caw, caw" if the students have arranged themselves in the correct order.
Have students call out their numbers.
Play until everyone gets a turn.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
use this poem in the pocket chart
Students can order words and/or pictures in a pocket chart or illustrate or act out.
The shoes went clomp, clomp!
The pants went wiggle, wiggle!
The shirt went shake, shake!
The gloves went clap, clap!
The hat went nod, nod!
The pumpkin head went boo, boo!

TLC Lessons has several scarecrows. They are in the fall lesson books.

Scarecrow books
The Scarebird by Sid Fleischman
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch by Jana Dillon
Barn Dance by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston
The Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown
Six Crows by Leo Lionni
Waltz of the Scarecrows by Constance McGeorge and Mary Whyte
The Scarecrow and the Red Truck by Mel McMullin
Scarecrows Lola M. Shaefer

A scarecrow brace map- the parts of a scarecrow