What other fabulous author comes to mind during
these cold winter months than the One and Only...JAN BRETT!!
Our class had a fantastic time exploring Mrs.
Brett’s craft as an author! We particularly love her choice of
fascinating animals, Her illustrations are beautiful, and my
students took note of the way she puts upcoming
characters/events on the corner of the pages to give the reader
some idea of what may be coming next!
Our class eagerly and enthusiastically decided
to write our very own version of Jan Brett’s stories...I sat at
the computer and used a projector to allow the children to see
their story as it was being created. They brainstormed and
worked cooperatively to create this adorable version of The
by Mrs. Marshall’s Second Grade Class
was a boy named Brandon who just bought a brand new pair of
green gloves. Brandon couldn’t wait to wear his new gloves to
school! When he left for the bus stop, his mother told him to
be very careful not to lose his gloves, he said, “I promise,
they will not get lost!”
went. Just as he was getting on the bus, Brandon dropped one of
his new green gloves. The children who were getting on the bus
behind Brandon, did not see the glove, they stepped on it over
and over again! The glove was laying in the street alone, until
Perky, the dog with a slight cold, decided to crawl into the
glove to keep warm. As Cindy, the cute little kitten, passed by
the glove, she noticed how warm and cozy Perky looked. Cindy
quickly crawled into the glove. Along came Hermie, the
neighborhood hermit crab, who quickly joined Perky and Cindy in
the glove. Each animal made themselves cozy in a “finger” of
their choice! Hoppy was hopping down the street when she saw
how cozy all of her friends looked. Hoppy asked very politely
if she could join her friends in the cozy glove…they, of course,
were thrilled to have her join them. Finally, Sam the snake
slithered his way over to the beautiful green glove. He very
carefully slid his body into the tallest finger of the glove,
and fell comfortably asleep!
Just as the
animals thought that they had found a new, cozy home…that
adorable dog Perky, with the slight cold, felt a sneeze coming
on. Perky tried his best to hold back the sneeze, but it came
of the glove came Sam, Hoppy, Hermie, and Cindy.
alone in the green glove, when a large yellow bus pulled up.
Off jumped Brandon. He spotted his wonderful green glove with
Perky inside. Brandon ran all the way home and was thrilled
that he now has a new pet puppy!!
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