There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (day#3)

Here are the pictures I promised!  We used the Little Old Lady props to tell the story together today instead of reading the book.  We also used our pointer to point and read our Predictable Chart, ” I know an old lady who swallowed a…”




Here is the milkweed we planted–pre planting of course! 🙂


Here is a look at the pocket chart that we used yesterday to sequence the story. I will scan the pictures and the Little Old Lady tonight so you can print them off and use them.  Directions will be below for the Little Old Lady.


Here is the front of the Little Old Lady–this is my copy, I laminated her and she’s holding up very well after 8 years!


Here is the back–you take a sandwich baggie and cut the zipper/seal part off and tape or staple it to the back for her “stomach”.


This are the items that she eats…posted later tonight


Here she is “full!”


Our pocket chart in use this week!


This is a set of cards that I got from the Dollar Spot at Target that I will use in my Math Stations for patterning.  I think I may laminate them before using them.


This is our greenhouse full of milkweed to be plants–we hope!! 🙂

Here is how I use the Little Old Lady/Pie story over the course of the week:

Monday: Introduce the story with a picture walk, then read aloud

Tuesday: Re-read story (choral or echo read) and then tell the story using pocket chart and sequence the story.

Wednesday: Introduce Little Old Lady prop and tell the story with the children using her

Thursday: Use the Little Old Lady again and the children make their own Old Ladies–I model how to cut out her stomach and attach the baggie to the back. 

Friday: The children color and cut out their Little Old Lady foods and we practice telling each other the story and then take the props home. 



Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on November 12, 2008, in Building Blocks/Language Arts, Language Arts/Writing, Literacy Work Stations, Math, Math Work Stations, Morning Messages. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I also bought those cards at the dollar spot — I am using them for addition — I made a math mat with two squares — they choose two cards and write the numbers on a response sheet — and then count the shapes (spade, diamond, etc) to get the total. I also bought some of the same cards at Halloween. HOWEVER — these cards have 2 extra shapes on them underneath the number — I used a white label to white them out. You will want to laminate them — I used my pumpkins once without laminating and they are already falling apart!
    Sorry – this was long – hope it makes sense!!


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