Thursday, March 28, 2013

This + That = Awesome! Cutest book ever!!!!!

Have you seen this book??   OMGoodness!   I am in love with it.   So many different ways to make connections with this book!
This Plus That by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
It is a fabulous little book of cute real world connections - that can be used anywhere in your curriculum.  It has great connections like city+bustling=city,  and yellow +blue = green...


My kids LOVED it!   I loved that when I read once upon a time+happily ever after= pretend,  all of their hands shot up to tell me that they thought she should have written = fairy tales (we just finished a fairy tales unit).   I love all the directions you can go with this ...
evaporation+condensation+precipitation=the water cycle
roots+stem+leaves+flower= plant
nonfiction+famous person=biography
folktale+magic=fairy tale
farm houses+open spaces=rural area
addition + subtraction + multiplication + division = math
I could go on forever!   Since today was the first time we read it,   I let my kids take it in any direction they wanted.   Here are some of their cute ideas!

I am thinking it would be a great culminating activity with almost any unit.   I love it and highly recommend it for almost any grade level!
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  1. That is a cute activity. Your kiddos did a great job on their illustrations!

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

  2. This is a great book! My students loved it. I love your activity! Something to try out next week! Thanks!