Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Caps for Sale

This week's animal of focus was the monkey and the book I chose was
"Caps for Sale"
by Esphyr Slobodkina.

I went to the Dollar store and bought about 16 baseball caps for $1 each.

After reading the book for a few days and having the felt board pieces available to play with, I told the story as if I was the peddler.

It was a lot of fun putting all the caps on my head and having the families keep count for me.

Once all the hats were stacked, I went in to selling mode.
"Caps, caps for sale! 50 cents a cap". Then the children became the monkeys and each had one of the peddler's hats.
We used the line "monkey see, monkey do" to encourage the children-as-monkeys to copy the peddlers actions.