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Lillys' Purple Plastic Purse
Leave plain or make a
Draw a small purple purse template. Have the kids trace and cut it out on the fold of a purple piece of construction paper. Glue up the sides, leaving the top open. Attach a strand of purple Mardi Gras beads for the handle on each side. Have the kids sequence the story and store the pieces inside the purse. Kath Brannen/Oklahoma
Objective: To write a friendly letter using
Lilly's body as parts of the letter for visual learners.
Read the story with your students the first week of school. Then hand out the assignment for your students to create their own "purse" (bag for boys, I guess). Inside the purse should be a few selected items that reflect their uniqueness. Then choosing five or so a day, have the students present their "purse". The students can guess why they chose each item. (Example: I would put a role of film in my purse, because (the students would guess) ... I love to take pictures). _ Jess /Texa
I like this book. My idea is to make it into a play for the students to practice and perform for their school. It's also a great book to use for explaining why we have school rules. - Sonya
This story is about Lily's most prized
possession and a great September activity to learn more
about your students. After reading this story, talk about
"prize possessions." Discuss how Lily's purse
was so special to her. Then, I share one of my prized
possessions from my childhood and read a description I
have written about my object. Then, I have students begin
writing a description about one of their prized
possessions. I provided copies of a paperbag (for boys)
and a larger purse (for girls) so the students can draw
their prized possessions after they write their final
copies. Also, I send a letter home to parents requesting
students bring in their most prized possessions for the
writing activity. Ask that these possessions be placed in
a labelled brown paper bag for safe keeping. We then have
a class sharing day. Students read their writing and show
their actual possessions. After sharing day, I post
students' papers & pictures on a bullentin board.
Renee Cooperman /New York
Read the story to the class and chart ideas
about times when students did something that they
regretted. You may even want to share a time like that of
your own. Send them to their seats and let them write
about a time like that on the attached printable. You
could copy it on purple paper to make it even cuter.
Links to other Pages!
Mouse maze: Help Lilly find her purse!
Dot-to-dot: Join the dots and see who appears
This year at the beginning of school Im going to read to my students Lilys Purple Plastic Purse. Afterwards well discuss how they will have some days where they will like me, and some days where they wont like me. But I will always like them, and the next day will be better.
This is a good book to use to discuss consequences of following and not following directions. Ticia Messing
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