It takes more than a golden gorilla or a blue bear or a red rhinoceros sitting in a tree outside the bedroom window to frighten the main character in It Didn't Frighten Me!
For the last couple of days the kidlets and I have been reading, rereading, reading with a friend, and retelling It Didn't Frighten Me.
The book has a perfect frame for creating our own version of the story.
I put the frame in the pocket chart. Everyone had a turn helping make a new story with the class. Now they are choosing to make stories and read them (so love when they do that).
In the story a variety of strange coloured creatures sit on a tree branch outside a child's bedroom window. This does not phase the supposed-to-be-going-to-sleep child at all.
The last animal seen up in the tree is a brown owl. Now that was scary! The kidlets figured that they would not be scared of an owl up in a tree by their bedroom. But then, we have lots of owls living in the forests close to our homes.
The kidlets made a shapes owl inspired by a craft from DLTK.
They started with 4 rectangles and 4 triangles.
A few snips, and a bit of gluing, and we have a tree full of owls, each with their own personality.
National Geographic Kids has a great 3 minute introduction to owls video. Click on the owl picture for the link.
twit twoo - or something like that!