checked out one of the books from the library and asked if I would read it to the class. We
were immediately hooked! The next day I checked out three more books and we decided
that we would do a book study on Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt. I cannot tell
you enough how much FUN this was!
are several more that I intend to purchase and create resources for in the future too.
of maps, lists, timelines, charts, etc. Scaredy Squirrel books
are also great examples of being afraid, scared, and worried. This funny little squirrel overcomes many
fears in a comical way.
I asked my students to write to Scaredy Squirrel and tell him what they would do if he would be brave enough to go on an adventure with them.
Scaredy Squirrel is famous for timelines. We decided to create a timeline of our day so SS would know what to expect if he visited our classroom.
In one of the books, SS makes a pros and cons chart. We had just made kites for our wind study. I asked the kids what we could create a pros and cons chart on and THEY came up with flying a kite. I was so impressed with the conversations we had.
We created a map of our school. Our goal was to create a map that would get Scaredy Squirrel from the cafeteria door (where students are dropped off in the morning) to our classroom. Each student had a part in drawing something for our map.
Click the picture below to grab this freebie. Scaredy Squirrel always has a plan. It usually doesn't go his way, but it's fun to watch it unveil.