Saturday, November 19

The little old lady who was not afraid of anything

The beginning of November was spent using the book, The little old lady who was not afraid of anything. It was a great transition from Halloween to scarecrows. Here are some of the activities we did as an extension.

We learned that farmers use scarecrows to scare away crows. Then we finished the sentence prompt," I scare away . . ." For the art part we did a directed drawing activity. I love how they turned out.
These two say, "I scare away scorpions."
"I scare away roaches."
When we did a scarecrow circle map one of my little sweeties told me scarecrows scare away roaches. Um, not exactly.

The book is perfect for learning onomatopoeia. Here is the anchor chart we made.

We sang this song. The kids still break out in song whenever they hear an onomatopoeia word in a book we are reading. 
You can download it below.

We sequenced the book and retold the story using the picture clues drawn by classmates.

We measured the scarecrow and each other with pumpkins and completed the recording sheet.

We also labeled the scarecrow.



Unknown said...

This is one of my favorite Halloween/Fall books to read aloud to my students. I love the activities you have to go along with it. Thank you so much for sharing!

❤Mrs. McKown
Little Literacy Learners

Unknown said...

Love all these activities! How creative!
First Grade Blue SKies

Maria said...

Your ideas are great! I am a children's author on maternity leave looking for some fun things to do with my older daughter and JACKPOT! Thank you!

Lyric said...

Oh my gosh--Jessica--you are so famous! lol. I was browsing around pinterest, saw a cute idea someone random had pinned, and it brought me to your blog! :)

DANIELLE said...


Allison said...

I am giving you the Sunshine Award! Happy Thanksgiving!

quiltmom anna said...

I love your song and your scarecrows. The guided drawing is a great idea- It looks terrific and I like the class book idea too. I have done this book for many years but had not thought of introducing the word onomatopoeia. Thanks for the great ideas.
Regards from Western Canada,

DANIELLE said...


Jessica said...

sorry guys the song does not have a tune. I just made one up, kinda more of a chant. I will post the directed drawing activity soon.

Anonymous said...

Will you be my child's teacher? That is pretty much the strongest compliment I can give for your resourcefulness, creativity, and enthusiasm for our profession!

Jennifer said...

The onomatopoeia poem is so cute. Thank you for sharing.

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