This morning, our last class for the term (gasp... where did the time go?!?) I did another read aloud for my Doodlebugs! This time our story was How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss and boy oh boy was this a hit!
Some of them knew the story but a few were hearing it for the first time and it was a joy to see them go through all the emotions that this rhythmic fun little story brings to the fore! They were shocked that the Grinch didn't like Christmas... why Miss why??, then they were angry he wanted to spoil it for the Whos and finally they were thrilled that he came round in the end!
I asked them to describe the Grinch before his heart 'grew' and they gave me words like, mean, selfish, and angry... all pretty accurate I think. Then I asked them what they thought the Grinch learned from the Whos and they said, "that Christmas is not about presents, that it was about friends and family!" Couldn't have asked for a better answer really!!
They made some adorable little Grinch heads for our art project which was of course a total hit!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)