Category Archives: The Little Red Hen

Thanksgiving Ideas!

Here are some activities I have in my Tpt store that will help you get through Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ™‚

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 10.04.23 PMThere was an old lady who swallowed a pie has got to me one of my most favorite stories ever!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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And some after Thanksgiving activities that will begin on December 2nd in my classroom:

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Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 10.10.48 PMThe Mitten (3 leveled emergent readers)

Click on any of the images above to check them out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

The Little Red Hen reader

My kiddos will be reading The Little Red Hen next week so I needed a reader for them to use in our guided reading groups.ย  I created this one:

You can get one for yourself or your kiddos at my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s store.ย  It is 10 pages long and would be great in a Literacy Work Station or as a guided reading book/activity.

Let me know what you think!ย  Please leave a comment if you buy one and don’t forget to follow my Tpt store so you know when I add new items. ๐Ÿ™‚


Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Some work with Quotation Marks

When we were reading The Little Red Hen a few weeks ago, it seemed like the perfect time to get some work done on recognizing quotation marks.ย  We used highlighter tape and I folded over a tiny part at the end to help them come off and on more smoothly.ย  We store the highlighter tape on laminated index cards and keep it in a bag near our Big Book Work station so we can highlight different things during LWS. This was part of one of our Big Book lessons during this week.

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

The Little Red Hen

After we had talked about how people get ready for winter, we decided to move on to animals getting ready for winter.ย  Now, The Little Red Hen, doesn’t exactly fit, but it did go along with our idea of harvesting.ย  My kids also wanted to know more about corn–they were wanting any information they could get about corn.ย  So we went in that direction for a few days.ย  I had some feed corn kernels soaking so we were able to split them open and look inside with our new class set of magnifying glasses!ย  I’m going to put this in a slide show because it will take forever to load individual pictures! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Long Overdue Update

Yes, it’s me…waiting until the last possible moment on Sunday to update…keeping you all on the edge of your seats no doubt! ๐Ÿ™‚


The last two weeks have been hectic to say the least and I’ve been snapping photos here and there, so this post will just be a mish-mash of them all.ย  As always, let me know if you have any questions!

There are a group of Kindergarten teachers from my district getting together tomorrow to start working on planning our first IB unit and then the week after that, several of us are getting together to plan our Holidays Around the World theme, so I’llย  post that for sale, once I get it all together! ๐Ÿ™‚


On to the photos:


One of our standards this quarter is measurement (this will be a stretch!) and this game is from the Developing Number Concepts book (the new one).ย  This is the build a tower race.ย  I taught this game to the children so that they would become more familiar with stacks of cubes up to 9 (there is another sheet for 4-9).ย  The children roll a number die or a dot die and build a tower with that many cubes.ย  I told my children to play until they filled up one number’s row entirely, then take all the cubes off and start over.


We had our Ice Cream Election the first Tuesday in November and the next few pictures will show you what we did.ย  I will say that we were able to take a quick tour of the polling place at our school.ย  I was just going to walk my children through so they could see it, but the Polling Inspector had prepared a 5 minute talk that was just on their level–it was awesome!


We read the Little Red Hen the first week of November and I’ll have to take pictures of those charts and things we did that week when I get back to school.ย  Last week, we read The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (along with many versions of the story that I have collected!)ย  You can see this post for more details.



I also changed out my Math Work Stations last week so they reflect Measurement.ย  When I get back to school, I’ll take some pictures of what is in the tubs this month.

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

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