The Very Hungry Caterpillar Song

One of the favorite authors in preschool classrooms is Eric Carle. His colorful illustrations and simple text make these books fun to read again and again.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a very special book!  It’s simple, engaging story and beautiful illustrations capture the imagination and inspire all sorts of creative learning activities. You can use this book to teach many different things: Life cycle of the butterfly, days of the week, food categories, healthy eating habits, counting and many more.

Young children can “read” this books for themselves, too, after hearing or singing it a few times .Here you have our “Caterpillar Song”:
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The blue exhibition

This week, we were very busy organizing our blue exhibition. Take a look at this video. We’ve had  great fun!!!!

Esta semana estivemos moi ocupados organizando a nosa exposición azul. Botádelle unha ollada a este video. Disfrutamos un montón!!!!


Further, we read the Eric Carle’s book called “The artist who painted a blue horse”. Looking inside, children discovered a child who paints a number of animals with unconventional colours and he declares “I am an artist…..”

Ademais, limos o libro de Eric Carle titulado “O artista que pintou un cabalo azul”. Ollando no seu interior, os rapaces descubriron a un rapaz que pinta animais con cores pouco convencionais e que afirma ser un artista.

“Have you ever seen  a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox or a wonderful polka-dotted?” -I asked

“No”- the children answered surprised.

But they really liked them, so we decided to be artists too.

Vístedes algunha vez un cocodrilo vermello, un elefante laranxa, un raposo lila ou un burro con puntiñños de cores? -pregunteilles

Non-reposteron os cativos asombrados.

Pero gustáronnos tanto que decidimos convertirnos tamén en artistas.

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Don’t you have this book yet? Don’t worry. Here you have our video about “The artist who painted a blue horse” . We hope you like it!

Butterfly life cycle

caterpillar-chrysalis-adultMany insects like butterflies have four separate stages of life cycle, each completely different from others. Mummy butterfly lays eggs on  green leaves. After a few days, a small caterpillar comes out of the egg. This caterpillar is very hungry and feeds voraciously, growing quickly in size. Once the caterpillar is big enough, it stops eating and enters the transformation stage. It builts a cocoon around itself and, two weeks later, a butterfly emerges from its cocoon. This adult butterfly lays eggs  and the life cycle  starts again.

Moitos insectos coma as bolboretas ten catro estados diferenciados no seu crecemento, cada un diferente dos outros. A bolboretas poñen  ovos nas follas verdes e, uns poucos días despois, sae unha pequena oruga. Esta está famenta e aliméntase vorazmente, crecendo rápidamente en tamaño. Unha vez que a oruga é o suficientemente grande, deixa de comer e comenza o estado de transformación. Construe un casulo ó seu redor do cal, dúas semanas máis tarde, sae unha bolboreta. Esta bolboreta adulta poñerá ovos comezando asi outra vez o ciclo da vida.

pizap.com13697784130831Eric Carle’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is a great excuse for learning about  the cycle life of a butterfly.

O libro de Eric Carle, A oruga glotona, é unha boa escusa para aprender o ciclo de vida das bolboretas.

Here you have some videos to learn how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly.

Aquí vos deixo uns videos para que vexades como unha oruga se transforma en bolboreta.

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The Mixed-up Chameleon

This is one of my favourite’s Eric Carle’s book. It’s a story about a chameleon who isn’t happy. Except for catching flies and changing colors occasionally, this chameleon doesn’t find life very exciting. One day, he visits the zoo and meets many different animals. He
wishes to be like all the animals in the zoo and its wish comes true. He changes its size and shape as easily as its colour until in the end, he realizes he is much happier being just a chameleon.

Esta é un dos meus libros preferidos de Eric Carle. Vai dun camaleón  qque sinte que a súa vida non ten nada de excitante, salvo cazar moscas e cambiar de cor. Un día visita o zoo e desexa ser como os animais que alí ve. O seu desexo faise realidade: cambia de tamaño e forma tan doadamente coma de cor pero, só é ao final cando se decata de que é moito màis feliz sendo un camaleón.

bookcover2What I like about this book is that it gives teachers the opportunity to talk with children about how we are different, how we are special, and how others are special too!Besides it allows us to work a large amount of vocabulary(adjectives, colours, animals, parts of the body) and the grammatical structure It’s got the (blank) of a (blank).

O que máis me gusta deste conto é que brinda a oportunidade de falar cos alumnos das nosas peculiaridades e de cómo estas nos fan especiales e cómo fan de especiais aos demais. Ademais nos permite traballar cunha grande cantidade de vocabulario (adxectivos, cores, animais, partes do corpo) e a estructura gramatical It’s got the (blank) of a (blank).

After reading the story,  we talk about:

*How the chameleon feels at the beginning of the story (bored, sad,…)

*What happens when the chameleon sits on a brown leaf or on a red rose

* The animals the chameleon sees

*What parts of the body the chameleon changes

*How the chameleon feels at the end of the story and why

*What happens at the end.

Despois de ler o conto, falamos sobre: como se sinte o camaleón ao comezo da historia;que sucede cando se senta sobre unah folla ou unha rosa;que animais ve; que partes do seu corpo muda; como se sinte ao final do conto e o por que e que sucede ao final.

Finally, they had to create  their own Mixed-up chameleon.Here you have their productions. They are fantastic!!

Por último, cada un tivo que crear o seu propio Mixed-up Chameleon. Aquí vos deixo os seus traballos. Son fantasticos!!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle. It is a suitable book to teach  numbers, days of the week, foods and the cycle life  of a butterfly.

First of all, here you have a fantastic version of this tale. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do

After watching the video, we read the story  and my students drew what they liked best about the tale.Do you want to take a look at their illustrations?

The very hungry caterpillar from María Abilleira Pomar on Vimeo.

There are many different activities, art crafts, videos, colouring pages,… to work with this story.Here you have one lim I’ve created for my 1st Grades.

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From Head to Toe

What does a monkey do?It waves its arm. Can you do it? From the creator of  The Grouchy Ladybug and The Mixed-Up Chameleon comes this interactive story that invites kids to imitate animal movements.Watching giraffes bend their necks or monkeys wave their arms is fun, but nothing could be better than joining in.

 ‘ I can do it!’ is the confidence-building message of this fun-filled interactive picture book. A variety of familiar animals invite young children to copy their antics, and as they play, they will learn such important skills as careful listening, focusing attention, and following instructions.

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Qué fai un mono?Axita os seus brazos. Podes ti facelo?Do creador de The Grouchy Ladybug e The Mixed-Up Chameleon chega este libro interactivo que invita aos rapaces a imitar os movementos dos animais. Mirar ás xirafas dobrar o pescozo ou aos monos axitar os seus brazos é divertido, pero non hai nada mellor que facelo.

Podo facelo! é a mensaxe alentadora que transmite aos nenos este divertido libro interactivo ilustrado. Unha variedade de animais coñecidos invitan aos pequechos a imitar as súas travesuras movendo a cabeza e os cadrís, dando palmadas e golpes no chán  ou simplemente movendo os dedos dos pés.Mentras xogan, os rapaces adquirirán destrezas importante como escoitar con coidado, comprender a palabra falada, seguir instruccións, aceptar retos e controlar os movementos dos seus corpos.

Do you want to take a look at the story? Here you have a video I created specially for you. Enjoy it! Yo can do it!

Queredes botarlle unha ollada ao conto? Aquí tendes un  video preparado especialmente para vós. Disfrutade del! Podedes facelo!

Now, it’s time to sing this funny song.Here you have a video so you can play and have fun with the Wiggles from Disney Channel, too. Enjoy!!

Let’s practise the parts of the body

The artist who painted a blue horse

If you don’t know the name  Eric Carle, I’m sure you know his work.He’s the author and illustrator of more than 70 children’s books, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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Se non sabedes quen é Eric Carle, estou segura de que coñecedes a súa obra. Eric Carle é o autor e ilustrador de máis de 70 libros infantís  como:

New Eric Carle’s book, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, is an homage to the Expressionist painter Franz Marc.The child in the book paints a number of animals with unconventional colors and he declares “I am an artist…..” As the child, Eric Carle paints the world as he sees it- a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox or a wonderful polka-dotted

This is a book that celebrates imagination and the artist within us all.

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O novo libro de Eric Carle, “O artista que pintou un cabalo azul”, é unha homenaxe ao pintor  Franz Marc. O rapaz do conto pinta varios animais con cores nada convencionais e declara…”Son un artista…” Coma o neno, Eric Carle pinta o mundo tal é como o ve- un crocodilo vermello, un elefante laranxa, un zorro violeta e un marabilloso burro con manchas de moitas cores.

Este un conto para celebrar a imaxinación e para descubrir ao artista que cada un ten dentro.

My 3-years-old became artists thanks to this incredible story. They spent a great time listening the story and drawing their blue horse. Now, each time we read the story, they declare…
“I am an artist”

                       

Don’t you have this book yet? Don’t worry. Here you have our video about “The artist who painted a blue horse” recorded by students in level 2. We hope you like it!

Untitled from María Abilleira Pomar on Vimeo.