Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Amelia Bedelia

This week we have been working on cause and effect while reading Amelia Bedelia books.  Thanks to Donors Choose, we have tons of her books to select from!  And let me just say, that my kiddos have LOVED reading Amelia Bedelia so far.  I was kinda shocked when the majority of my students said that they have never heard of her, but more than shocked I was super excited to introduce them to this crazy character!

Today, as we were reading "Amelia Bedelia and the Baby," we charted the cause/effects that we found. In my 2nd class I had the students write on the poster, but forgot to take a picture.  That allowed me to keep reading as they were charting!

We also made a bubble map to brainstorm what we have learned about Amelia Bedelia so far. 

Then, the students chose 3 of the cause/effects from the story to make this little activity.  I gave them each 3 index cards, folded them in half, and wrote the cause (outside) and effect inside).  They drew Amelia Bedelia on manila paper, cut her out, and glued her onto the blue paper.



We will continue reading Amelia Bedelia for the rest of the week.  I hope to make a little craftivity if I have time, but if not... oh well!  Here are some Cause/Effect papers we will use for "Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia" and "Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia." 

Click {HERE} to download



Can't wait to read more Amelia Bedelia books! We are also going to discuss/identify idioms and literal/non-literal word meanings as we are reading throughout the week.  Do you have any favorite activities that you use while teaching Amelia Bedelia?  I'd love to hear some new ideas!  


29 comments:

Mrs. Lamb said...

I love Amelia Bedelia! I feel like her sometimes, bless her! These are great!
We have used her to teach idioms (obviously she lacks this knowledge!)

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

You rock! These are awesome ideas for Amelia Bedelia!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Primary Junction said...

I love Amelia Bedelia! She's one of my all-time favorites. Thank you for sharing your adorable anchor charts and activities.

Kayla
Primary Junction

Lyndsey said...

OH MY WORD! I absolutely love Amelia Bedelia. I love these books. I find that any child, boy or girl, finds Amelia Bedelia hilarious. I remember reading Amelia Bedelia when I was a kid. I've never thought of using these books as a lesson for cause/effect, but it's perfect! The kids will totally get it!

I especially adore your bubble map with that awesome illustration! Too cute! I can't wait to use this with my kiddles.

Thanks so much for sharing, Mrs. Lemons! You are THE BEST!!!

Lyndsey
ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

A MilShelb Mom said...

I am working on cause and effect in third grade right now! How awesome. This is great!
Thanks for sharing!
~Maggie

Hope said...

Wow. This is such a great way to present a complex concept. Thanks so much for showing me how to make this user friendly for second graders!!!!

YearntoLearn said...

So fun. I loved Amelia Bedelia books as a kid and love teaching with them now!


Yearn to Learn Blog

Abby said...

We are getting ready to teach cause and effect - these printables and activities are perfect!

Thanks!!

Abby @ Third Grade Bookworm

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

Oh my goodness, thanks so much! :) We are doing cause and effect this week and I'm out Thursday with a sub and kept racking my brain for what to have the sub do, this is perfect!
Lisa
Stories From Second

Sarah said...

I used to love Amelia Bedelia books! I love your blog...very cute! (new follower) come follow me for some math ideas and centers :)
~Sarah
funintitlemath.blogspot.com

Ms. Rachel said...

Your charts are so stinkin cute. I have ZERO artistic ability! Im jealous!

Hadar said...

Okay, cause and effect is SO hard for me!! Someone help me!

Hope King said...

So cute, Amy! :)

Run Teacher, Run! said...

You make the best charts! What do you do with all of them when you are finished?


Mary Beth
Run Teacher, Run

amy.lemons said...

Thank y'all!

Hadar- It is a VERY hard concept! I've spent a lot of time reading books and searching for cause/effect in advance so I will know what I'm talking about, ha!

Mary Beth- these are laminated, so I will wipe off and save for next year! I'll keep them on display while we are in this reading unit and them clean 'em up :)

lowens said...

You inspire me with all of your resources... It is 9:37pm here in my classroom at school and I just can't browsing your site. Can't wait to use this one, too!

Sally said...

Who doesn't love Amelia Bedelia!She does exactly what she's told. We happened to be doing cause and effect this week, so I'm glad I stopped by your blog. Thanks for the ideas!

Sally from ElementaryMatters

danae said...

Thanks for the great idea! I've used Amelia Bedelia to teach idioms, but now I can add another trick to my bag :) Thanks

danae said...

Thanks for the great idea! I've used Amelia Bedelia to teach idioms, but now I can add another trick to my bag :) Thanks

Ebuck said...

I was Amelia Bedelia for Character Dress Up Day last year! Love her. Thanks for the freebie!

Emily
Second Grade Silliness 

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to do this with my class. We are reading The Day Jimmy's Boa ate the Wash this week. I have been searching for cause and effect activities, and I found it!
Thanks so much!!

Kelsey Fougerat said...

Love Amelia Bedelia!!! We started reading her books last week to introduce Cause and Effect as well! The kids LOVED it! I also made the chart and my kids think I am an artist now! ha if they only knew :)

Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!

Mrs. Robbins said...

Thank you! My class loves Amelia Bedelia!!!
www.Mrs-Robbins.com

The Bubblegum Tree said...

Love these activities - Amelia Bedelia is the best! Thanks for the freebies! Now I can't wait to teach cause and effect!

kbawise said...

I officially love your blog! Being a first year teacher, I have found SO many cute and quality ideas to use! Thank you so much for all of your generosity in sharing! :)

Aaminah S said...

These are wonderful ideas. My kids love these books....she is such a wonderfully honest character...
I need help.. Me n my kindergarten kid want to perform Amelia Bedelial on stage....
Can someone help with some ideas? Thanks..

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness! I use to have Amelia Bedlia and the baby. I remember reading that book over and over again. I loved her books growing up. Thank you so much for this freebie. I'm always looking for good cause and effect ideas. I'm loving you blog, happy to be a new follower.

Stephanie
PolkaDotPalace

Amy Nagoski said...

I Love this!!! Quick question, how long do you spend on author/character stories? How many days do you usually spend on one book I guess is a better question. :) Thanks so much!

Katie Robertson said...

One day I dressed up for Amelia Bedelia for costume day, and it turned into a wonderful review of idioms and figurative language. I pretended like I really WAS Amelia and that all the idioms the kids were using were very confusing to me. They had so much fun trying to help me understand what the turns of phrase really meant :) I will definitely be bringing the costume out again to do this cause and effect activity!