Mrs. Dombrowski's First Grade Class
 Spring Lake Elementary School
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory
 


Our class began the project by reading 'Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory' by Margaret and H.A. Rey. After reading the book we passed around M&M's and the children thought of as many words as they could to describe chocolate which we listed on the board. We also made a list of verbs to describe the act of eating the chocolate which we also listed on the board.

Once the lists were complete I described the activity in which children would write a cinquain about chocolate. I provided the following frame:

Chocolate, chocolate
(verb+ing), (verb+ing)
Chocolate!
(adjective), (adjective), (adjective)
(Write your own sentence about chocolate)

The class did a terrific job! Here is a sampling of a few of the poems the children composed:

 

Chocolate, chocolate
Biting, eating
Chocolate!
Chewy, brown, tasty
I like M&M's
Chocolate, chocolate
Tasting, biting
Chocolate!
Crunchy, big, brown
Where is my chocolate?
Chocolate, chocolate
Tasting, smelling
Chocolate!
Big, brown, chewy
It's very good!
Chocolate, chocolate
Tasting, smelling
Chocolate!
Brown, yummy, crunchy
Chocolate is yummy. I love chocolate!
Chocolate, chocolate
Smelling, smiling
Chocolate!
Big, brown, very good
Melting in your mouth.
 
Chocolate, chocolate
Eating, biting
Chocolate!
Yummy, brown, delicious
I like caramel chocolate. It is good.
Chocolate, chocolate
Tasting, chewing
Chocolate!
Yummy, delicious, brown
Chocolate is so yummy!

  Susan Silverman and Marci McGowan 2005