I Need a Snake (Project 2 of 3)
Context
The book begins, "Robbie had toys. Robbie had books. But Robbie did not have a snake. 'I need a snake,' he said. "I need a snake now.'"
Project
Children wrote these words on a poster, substituting their own names for Robbie's, and their most desired pet for the word "snake," with an illustration.
Application
Art; science if preceded by a lesson about animals around the world.
Grade level
1-2
This idea was used at Lincoln HI Elementary in Hendricks, Minnesota. As it turned out, children needed not only dogs, cats and hamsters, but also elephants, wildebeests, gila monsters, hummingbirds, and dragons!
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I Need a Snake