March… oh, March… how fondly I don’t remember you for the ease of everyone getting along. The struggle is alive and well, so it’s a great month to talk with your students about friendship and manners.
Anyway, I was really excited to choose this book for the month of March.
It’s all about Little Chick, a baby chicken who wants to be a part of the Farm House Club.
He’s told he isn’t brave enough or mighty enough. In talking with his dad, he learns that chickens are related to the T-Rex.
Chick-o-saurus Rex finds inner strength along with some surprising dinosaur ancestry in this farmyard tale with huge heart.
I wonder if Little Chick will prove worthy and be allowed in the tree house?
If you need to grab the book for your classroom library, you can find the book here:
This story is such a great read aloud to start a conversation about being brave. It also is a great story about being nice to people and making friends.
So after we talk about how to make friends, I take advantage of this to start a conversation about what a “good” and “bad” friend look like. I use this social story sorting activity to talk about actions that good friends make and actions that good friends don’t make.
After we talk about our friends, we start using our imaginations a little bit and try to imagine what it would be like to be a little chick and a t-rex. It’s always interesting to hear what my student’s think it would be like!
Then it’s time to write! I really like, and my students really liked, this writing activity …they didn’t even realize they were writing. Most of them picked to be a dinosaur, but hey… I would too 🙂
Two of my other favorite books for this month include Leprechaun on the Loose and Looking for Leprechauns. They are great books that lead into creative activities your students can do while using their imagination.