This afternoon, we read Chapter Four, In Which, Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh Finds One. Oh, I love this Pooh Tale…especially how it takes a while for Pooh to convince Eeyore that his tail is missing, then going to Owl for help, to discover that Owl is using Eeyore’s tail for a bell pull. I always smile when I see the signs on Owl’s tree home:
PLES RING IF AN RNSER IS REQIRD.
PLEZ CNOKE IF AN RNSR IS NOT REQID.
I hope my kiddos learn to spell like Owl at first. It is just charming! I think I was too busy trying to spell everything perfectly. In primary, my class kiddos are always asking me how to spell. I’m always replying, “You can spell it that way.” 🙂
Anyways, after reading the tail tale, I had the kiddos choose charachters and we made matching cards: one with the character (minus the tail), and one card with just the tail, and a description of the character…
- card-stock for the cards
- magazines to cut the characters & their tails from
- glue stick
- magic marker
- pooh book for visual reference
Owl’s tail card says, “I like books.” Rabbit’s says, “I like carrots.” Pooh’s of course, says, “I love honey.” Eeyore’s says, “I like sticks.” And Piglet’s says, “Pooh is my best friend.”
We also added a “milk-loving kitty cat” for the dancer. I have enough cards to make some more if we choose.
The kiddos enjoyed the matching game, but mostly just enjoyed choosing their favorites.