Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July Book Exchange- The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)

So thanks to the idea of a Christmas in July book & activity exchange by Randee at How about them apples? (check her blog out), I now have a new teacher friend and our classes are going to be pen pals.  Our students can tell each other about the areas we live in and ask questions. The hope is we can even Skype with each other at some point!

Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)

Any who...Randee was actually my partner and the book I sent her is one that my students love. During my farm unit, I always read the classic tale of The Little Red Hen. The kids always enjoy reciting 'Not I', said the dog, 'Not I' said the get the idea. Well a day or two after reading the classic tale, I bring out the book The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza). This is a great book and the kids love it too! I do a big Venn Diagram to compare the 2 stories. We compare characters, setting, how the Hen gets the ingredients, and the endings.

Another great idea that I use with this comes from Shari Sloane at I use her pizza glyph idea and they always turn out so cute!  Great idea, Shari! Thanks for sharing!

I hope some of you will try this in your classroom this year. Let me know how it goes! If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them!


  1. Cristy...I so love the book and activity. Can't wait to use it w/my lil love muffin. THANK YOU! Wondering now, am I doing the linky backwards? Should we not link our gift, but what we gave? Hmmm...

  2. Randee,
    I linked up to explain the activity but will be happy to remove it, if you think it's too confusing. Just let me know!!!

  3. No, no, no...I liked it! I was just rethinking my process. I liked that others could click on your link and get the activity! I think you should put it back. I'll link my activity, too, but want it to be a surprise for you! By the way, it was mailed today and estimated delivery date is Saturday!!!

  4. Ok, I will put it back. I just didn't want to mess up your plan. I can't wait to receive my goodies! Thanks so much!!!