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The Little Red Hen

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We loved focusing on The Little Red Hen for a week at school!  This is such a simple story, with a lesson to be learned about helping others that is simple for preschoolers to understand.  We read a few different versions of the book:

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Each version still told the same simple story, but sometimes the characters or friends that didn’t help the Red Hen were different.  We always had a discussion at the end of the book about the similarities and differences between all of the stories.

 

Then we got to bake our own batch of Honey Whole Wheat Bread!  I used this recipe from My Small Potatoes blog.  I used King Arthur’s whole wheat flour instead of white. 

 

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We mixed the dough!

 

 

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Then we kneaded and baked the bread!  Everyone enjoyed their own little loaf, and got to take them home fresh from the oven!  I think we will be making this recipe again before the school year is out!

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We also made some little red hens, and they laid rhyming eggs!

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This is our new shadow puppet theatre!  I retold the story of The Little Red Hen using the transparency puppets a few times during the week.  I was hoping this would inspire some of their own puppet making, but for now they were just really interested in hearing the story.

 

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little red hen pizza 

The last book we read this week was The Little Red Hen (makes a pizza).  Of course we had to make our own class pizza! 

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We rolled the dough…

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Added the pizza sauce and cheese!

 

 

 

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0189abb061620bef7c962c04d6cb8463d313d18f41And gobbled it up!  This was enjoyed by everyone in the classroom!

 

 

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On Friday we also made our own shape pizzas, and then counted how many of each shape we put on our pizza pie!

 

As a wrap up of The Little Red Hen each child was sent home with their first homework assignment to help out around the house for the weekend.  They got to earn a sticker for each time they did a chore or helped their parents in any way!

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