A Mouse, a Boy and a Cookie Jar


My kids love Laura Numeroff stories. 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 If you give a mouse a cookie


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. Some kids wanted to add glitter to the mouse. Yes, girls.
  • learned that M is for mouse, C is for cookies. Kids cut and pasted pictures from magazines and sorted them. M /C
  • made some cookies using this recipe. We ate some and took the rest home.
  • graphed our favorite cookies
  • read about Laura Numeroff
  • looked for information about mice. Then we compared real mice and fictional mice. We completed the chart.


 

  • used the necklace to recalled the events of the story. 





  • made puppets with craft sticks to sequence events



  • finished the sentence If you give a mouse a _____, he will ...



  • used the vocabulary cards to review and practice vocabulary
  • sorted the words by beginning sounds, syllables, short or long words
  • estimated how many cookies there are in a jar
  • learnt a new song 


"Hello, Mouse"
(Tune: Where Is Thumbkin?)

Hello, Mouse.
Hello, Mouse.
How are you?
Fine, thank you.
Would you like a cookie?
Would you like a cookie?
Yes, thank you.
Yes, thank you.

Here is your cookie.
Here is your cookie.
Thank you, sir.
Thank you, sir.
May I have some milk?
May I have some milk?
Yes, you may.
Yes, you may.

Here is your milk.
Here is your milk.
Thank you, sir.
Thank you, sir.
May I have a straw?
May I have a straw?
Yes, you may.
Yes, you may.

Here is your straw.
Here is your straw.
Thank you, sir.
Thank you, sir.
May I have a napkin?
May I have a napkin?
Yes, you may.
Yes, you may

* the song keeps going through:

Here is your napkin./ May I have a mirror?
Here is the mirror./May I have some scissors?
Here is the scissors./May I have a broom?
Here is the broom./I will sweep the floor.
That's ok.
That's ok.



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