Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Bad Case of Stripes

Oh my word, y'all.  I. am. ready. for. Friday.  No worries though, only one more school day until the weekend!  Yahoo!

We trotted on today with cause and effect.  Only with a minor delay- my voice is going out :(, so I could NOT have made it through another Amelia Bedelia book (they tend to be a little lengthy).  Once my students were with me this morning, I knew I had to make a plan B.  So, I went to one of my favorite resources, Storyline Online, to find a book to use with cause and effect.  

That's when I saw, "A Bad Case of Stripes," and I knew that it would be perfect!  We watched the story, and paused to talk about the different cause/effects as we read.

After we finished reading, my students wrote about the story using the cause/effects we talked about.  This was a great transition from just listing the cause/effects like we had previously been doing.  We used sentences like:  "___________ happened because___________."  The kids did really well with it.  It was also a little bit of summarizing... I get extra points for combining 2 skills, right?!

As we were watching the video I drew up Camilla Cream's face and hair and made copies in a flash so that the kids could use them after they finished their writing assignments.  I tried my best on the drawings, but I definitely did not do it perfectly!  She looks a little like a crazed person, haha!




You can click {HERE} to download this project for free!





Happy Friday Eve... hope you all have a fast Friday and a wonderful weekend :)


50 comments:

A MilShelb Mom said...

I am so impressed with you! I sent a link to your post about Amelia Bedelia to my teacher team and they all LOVED it! Thank you soooooo much for sharing!
Hope you're feeling better soon!
~Maggie

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! I'm hoping I can squeeze it into our day tomorrow! :) Thanks! I wish I had any kind of drawing talent, I have zero! My kids loved Bad Case of the Stripes when it was in our listening center!
Lisa
Stories From Second

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I love that book!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Nicole Shelby said...

OMG! This is adorable! I was actually trying to come up with a good lesson for cause and effect. Thanks so much! :)

Sheri said...

Oh My Goodness....I love that book and I love your idea:) So cute!!! Thanks for sharing:)
Sheri
1st Grade ROCKS!!!

Mrs. Lynes said...

Love it!!

Amy said...

Thank you!

Courtney Bartlett said...

I absolutely love this book. I can't believe that you made up that activity on the spot. So cute!

Swimming into Second

Hadar said...

WAIT WHAT!?!?!? I have never heard of storyonline before! How freakin' cool is that!!!!

Kristy Cozart said...

Love storyline online! Use it all the time! Thanks so much for the great idea!
Kristy
www.cozartsclass.blogspot.com

LovelyNB said...

This is my favorite story/lesson to teach my kiddos. We did this story in October, and they painted their pumpkins like Camilla. Love your freebies, and thanks for sharing :)

Tickled Pink said...

LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

Jodi said...

Super cute!!

Jodi
Fun In First

Wendy said...

This is too cute! I love this story! Thanks for sharing!

Hope King said...

I am in LOVE! You know this is seriously my kids all time favorite story! I dressed up as Camilla for our book character parade...it was a scream! This will definitely make its way into my classroom! You are awesome, friend! :)

Hope

Lori said...

I am so glad I found your blog! I LOVE this book and your activity is great! Thank you! I'm following you now. :)
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

Anonymous said...

You are truly amazing! I don't see how you can just whip things like this up! I mean I have definitely "taught from the hip" many times but you go above and beyond! Thanks for the freebie!

Abby said...

Loves!!!!!!

Sarah Paul said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE it! You have so many great things here. I just added way too many things to wish list on TPT. Thanks for all the great stuff!
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Jenn Bates said...

I LOVE this book! Thanks for the cute download!
Jenn
Finally in First

Anonymous said...

Love it!!! One of my favorite books =) thanks Clara

Tarita said...

Super idea! This is perfect, since I don't have access to all these books. I can show the video instead. We read a few weeks ago The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash, for cause and effect (can't remember if the idea was from your blog). I also then made small cards with causes on them, and they had to decide the effect. Some examples, you leave the cookies in the oven too long, you step on a banana peel, you run over a nail with your bike, and so on. It was a bit hard for them to come up with some ideas of what the effect was. I will for sure make this a follow up activity next week! Thanks again!!

Erin said...

I'm your newest follower :). My first graders love this story. Thanks for the download!

Erin
Projects & Polkadots

sbrim said...

Absolutely adorable....using it today!

Stacie said...

I love this idea!! We did it in class the other day and the kids LOVED it!! I had one color her face like a flag so I thought that was cute to be different. You have me thinking of other skills to do like this such as problem and solution. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Mrs. S. said...

Thank you so much for sharing! My students loved his activity. Here's a shout out to you...

http://staplersstrategies.blogspot.com/2012/02/bad-case-of-stripes.html

Melly<><

Stapler’s Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

Erika said...

I love this story. Thanks for the freebie!

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

kaylee said...

I recently started a blog for teachers about the ways I use different books in my classroom. I recently shared about A Bad Case of Stripes on my blog. Then I found your site via Pinterest. I hope you don't mind, but I have posted a link back to your site to share how you have used the book in your classroom.

Kaylee
http://basketofbooks.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

I am so excited to use this with my second grade ESL students this week. Thank you for sharing this!! I love this book! It teaches students to be original and not worry so much about what others think. A life long skill combined with teaching cause and effect. PERFECT-O!!

Anonymous said...

love this idea!!! At my school we use imagine it but on our review weeks we plug in fun activities. Thank you so much for sharing ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! This is adorable!

Jennifer Janay said...

Hi! I can not pull up the file. :-( Can you email it to me at JenniferJanay@yahoo.com?

Thanks,

Jen

Anonymous said...

I can't download either. Would you please send it to me? tcrute@hampton.k12.va.us. Thank you :-)

Ebers Michelle said...

I just came across this cause and effect activity on Pinterest and would love to use it next week in my room. I am having trouble with the download. Could you send it to me at ebers@wmr1.k12.mo.us? Thanks

Kelly said...

I loveeeeee this activity and would love to use it. The link is not working. any chance you could email it to me? Kelly.Waldorf@browardschools.com?

mia parker said...

I would love to use this activity!! Such a great idea. The link to the download is not working. Could you email it to me please: mia.parker@dpsnc.net

Whitney Rievley said...

I would love to use this activity. It is such a great idea to use with this book. the download is not working. Do you think you could email it to me please? My email is wnrteacher@gmail.com. Thanks so much for all you do! I follow your blog daily and am so inspired.

Amanda Hefner said...

I can not open the attachment. Can you email it me?

amandahefner@ccs.k12.nc.us

Amanda Hefner said...

Can you email it? The link isnt working.

amandahefner@ccs.k12.nc.us

Mr. and Mrs. David Neubauer said...

I tried downloading the file and it says it's no longer available. Could you please email me the files veronica_neubauer@roundrockisd.org

Thank you so much!

The Cooley/Shanley Family said...

Can you please email the link? barbara.cooley@rsd.k12.a.zus
Thank you!

Misty D said...

Would you mind sending me the freebie at mdurbin@crandall-isd.net? Thanks so much!

Karen Keesler said...

I would love to have this file as well. Please email me the file at kkeesler@lakeshoreps.org. Thank you.

delilah montemayor said...

I would really love this file as well! My email is dharris2@philasd.org. Thanks a bunch!

Loni said...

If you are still e-mailing this file out I would also love a copy. My e-mail is lsallee@gesd40.org Thank you so much!

The Nelsons said...

I would also like the activity. Please e-mail it to me? cmnelson@hammond.k12.in.us
Thank you!

Jennifer Weberman said...

I love this book and would love to share it with my class…. using your lesson idea. The link indicates it is no longer available. Is it still possible to get it?
I would really appreciate it! I love your blog and have learned so much from your ideas and activities.
Thank you,
Jennifer
jenniferweberman@hotmail.com

Sue W. said...

I love this book and would love to have the activity. Could you also email me this activity. It would be awesome to do with my students.
Thanks!! swebb16447@hotmail.com

Leah Rose said...

If you click on each picture, copy then paste into word you can print.

Awesome share- Thanks a bunch!!

Dina Francisco said...

Hello! I really love this but the link does not work anymore. Are you still sharing it? My email is teachingfran@gmail.com

Thanks! :) I love your stuff!