Last week we started our 6 week unit of study on one of my favorite authors - Eric Carle. For those of you who haven't read a lot of his books (and there are more than 60 of them out there) you need to open your mind to a whole new world of picture books. Eric Carle is able to write and illustrate his books with beauty that entices all young children. Each week we will discuss what books we have studied and show samples of student work. I hope you enjoy learning about Eric Carle as much as your children will!
This week we read "Do You Want to be my Friend?" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Ask your child about each of these books and how they practiced retelling the story of a caterpillar who just can't get enough to eat!
Here are some or our beginning response to literature pieces of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Don't forget to click on the image to enlarge it.
Dylan: This book is the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. My favorite part is when the caterpillar turned fat.
Julia: The book The Very Hungry Caterpillar is very great, I actually mean like excellent. You should read it. It's by Eric Carle. My favorite part was when he wrapped himself in a cocoon.
Patyon: This book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. My favorite part is when he turned to a butterfly.
Faith: This is about Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar. My favorite part is when he eats too much he eats too much.
Peter: The book The Very Hungry Caterpillar is eating too much junk food by Eric Carle. My favorite part is when the caterpillar went out of the cocoon.