Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash is a great read aloud for the Spring months, and is one that is already a part of my classroom library.
Books… one of my favorite things to read about and buy. Having a large classroom library is an understatement, and there are so many more books I want to add to my classroom library.
One of my favorite parts of nicer weather is getting to hang clothes out on the line… nothing smells more fresh than a t-shirt that dried out on the line in the fresh air.
So it was definitely a no-brainer for me to choose this book to share with you: Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash.
If you don’t have the book in your classroom library, you can find it here.
It’s a super adorable book about a lady who has just washed her clothes and is hanging them up to dry…
…along with a long list of other silly things that don’t belong on a clothesline, like herself.
You can find the book here:
My students struggle with answering “why” questions, so we take any opportunity to practice them very seriously 🙂 We use the question cards throughout the story to help us find the answers to the “why” questions, and then we always take a short visual quiz.
Sequencing the events in a story is another skill we work on frequently… along with fine motor skills, which makes this sequencing activity perfect. We [sometimes] use the story to help us remember the order of events, but most of the time we use sequencing cards to help us. The bingo daubers just make it 1000% more fun, for me and for the kids.
One of my favorite activities to do with my kids after reading this story is a sorting activity. I love sorting activities to be honest… they’re great independent activities that I can put in work boxes for my students to work on.
Depending on the student, we work 1:1 with different graphic organizers too.
I really like to include this set of activities in my emergency substitute binder. Because they’re prepped and ready to go activities, my sub can just take them out of the folder, grab the book off the shelf and teach!
PS. It’s a GREAT book to have for introducing laundry into your special needs classroom!