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Miss Taylor's Book Picks

I am a student teacher at the University of Montevallo and graduate in May of 2019. I would like to use this blog to keep track of books that I hope to use in my future classroom.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar teaches children about the stages of a butterflies life-cycle. The butterfly starts off  as a tiny egg and then goes threw the different stages of it’s life. While the butterfly is a caterpillar it eats and eats and eats! After it has eaten a lot of food the caterpillar builds a house called a chrysalis around itself then emerges as a butterfly!

The book it repetitive and predictable. After students catch on to the caterpillar eating more and more each day,  they can begin to guess what will happen next in the story. For example the caterpillar starts by just eating one food item then adds on one each day after the first. This book could be used to cover science standards about life-cycles of animals as well as supplement math concepts about the days of the week(if the teacher does calendar with math) as well as counting. An activity for students to do is predict how much food the caterpillar will eat on the next day.