Have you read the book "The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow" by Sean Callahan? We created some rainbows this week! In this story, the leprechaun is named Roy G. Biv. We talked about the colors of the rainbow and the order of the colors using this leprechaun's name. The little girl in this story has to help Mr. Biv build a rainbow by putting items into his hat that match these colors. When he has something for each color a rainbow magically appears out of his hat. This story inspired me to create this fun writing prompt and craft that goes along with the story.
The students had to think of items that belonged to them that were a color of the rainbow and write about it. In the story, the little girl had to place one item that was very special to her that she did not want to give up, but sacrificed in order to make the rainbow. At the bottom of the paper, the students had to tell me which item was the most precious to them and why. Here is a student example. I apologize for the pics. I took them with my iphone and they are just not very good.
Here they are lined up in the hall:
I guess it's time to take my snowflakes down. They are clashing with our spring writing!
The kids enjoyed coming up with items they would put in the hat and what item they would sacrifice. I have included the writing page I used below. The kids loved this book and as soon as I put it back on our seasonal shelf, they were fighting over who gets to read it again first.
On another note, our super scientists have been going great! I can't wait to paste some pictures and information about what awesome scientists we have in first grade. Happy Wednesday!