We read Shadow Night by Kay Chorao, which had a shadow story within the story.
While listening to the story, we followed the pictures to create the shadows ourselves and created the shadows of the story along with the story. After, we turned on the projector to create the animal shadows we learned.
|O.S creates the shadow of a spider|
|G.P creates the shadow of a snail|
|D.K creates the shadow of a goose|
|J.A creates the shadow of an alligator|
|T.S creates the shadow of an elephant|
Following this, we used a variety of block toys to create stories on the projector with the shadows. The class was really engaged both in thinking of stories and in listening to their friends' stories.
O.S tells a story about a cow who meets up with a boy.
O.S tells a story about a hippo who tries to eat a girl, but a gorilla comes to save her!
The weather was beautiful outside today! The children remarked how they saw their shadows! When we passed by the tree, the students said that the tree's shadow is much bigger than my shadow!