Mice, Pumpkins and a Glass Slipper


One of our school annual projects is working crosscurricular in our EFL/ ESL classes.

So, these are some of the activities we did at school while reading Cinderella

We ..
  • made predictions. The kids looked at the cover of the book and told what they think the story would be about.
  • went on a picture walk through the book.  We didn't read the text, just looked at each picture and told what they thought is happening in each picture.
  • cololored the cover of our folder. 
  • learned that C is for Cinderella, P is for Prince. Kids cut and pasted pictures from magazines and sorted them. P/C
  • created a new dress for Cinderella
  • voted about your favorite recipe with pumpkins
  • read different versions of the story
  • used the vocabulary cards to review and practice vocabulary
  • reviewed some irregular plural like mouse/mice
  • used the necklace to recall the events of the story.
  • sorted  words by beginning sounds, syllables, short or long words
  • estimated how many seeds there were in a pumpkin
  • made puppets with craft sticks to sequence events
  • sang a new song
I'm a little pumpkin
Tune of "I'm A Little Teapot" 

I'm a little pumpkin short and stout; (Squat down with hands on hips)
Here are my eyes and here is my mouth; (Point to each part as named)
When it's Halloween and you are out (Point to audience)
Just lift my lid and hear me shout. (Pretend to lift lid)
BOO! (Jump up and shout BOO!) 
  • finished the sentence Cinderella is/ has/can
  • learned a poem

4 funny pumpkins grow in the farm 

4 funny pumpkins grow in the farm
the farmer came and took 1
then there were 3
3 funny pumpkins grow in the farm
the farmer came and took 1
then there were 2
2 funny pumpkins grow in the farm
the farmer came and took 1
then there was 1
1 funny pumpkins grow in the farm
the farmer came and took it
then there was none

  • made orange mixing red and yellow paint
  • learned a poem for orange

Orange
I like orange
I like orange
O-r-a-n-g-e
I like orange
I like pumpkins.
I like oranges.
O-r-a-n-g-e-s
I like orange.



  • made a collage using dresses cut outs from old magazines 





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