I'm working with my son on shapes, reading skills, and creativity. I decided to try your lesson this weekend. We started reading the book a couple of days ago. Over breakfast we talked about the chapter on the Ice Cream Monster, then went outside and we each took a section of the driveway to create our monsters. We talked about shapes, created our own stories about our monsters and compared the monsters both in their drawing form and our stories. Then, since he did so well, we went out for icecream before lunch. It was a hit! Thanks for sharing.
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After reading the book Frog and Toad All Year, have your class get creative with the chapter Ice Cream.
Frog and Toad All Year
The student will listen to the book Frog and Toad All Year.
The student will create their own version of the ice cream monster using sidewalk chalk using the four components of creativity (fluency, flexibility, originality, elaboration).
1. The teacher will read the book Frog and Toad All Year, asking questions during the book to check for understanding.
2. The class will discuss the chapter Ice Cream and how the ice cream monster emerged.
3. The class will review the four components of creativity: fluency, flexibility, originality, elaboration.
4. Each student will create their own version of an ice cream monster using sidewalk chalk outside. They must include at least one circle (ice cream scoop) and at least one triangle (the cone). They must also include a setting in their artwork.
5. The students will share their creations with one another.
The students will write their own short story about the ice cream monster they created.
The students must demonstrate the use of the four components of creativity.