Other sea creatures and plants You will also print a copy of the pictures and words for each group that can be easily cut apart for use later in the lesson.
The following are ideas for using A House for Hermit Crab in the classroom. Submitted by Dave Smith As the guidance counselor for K-2 students, I teach weekly classroom guidance lessons. I ask them how Hermit Crab felt the first time he stepped out onto the ocean floor, how he felt the second time, and why he was no longer scared.
I urge them to view their transition from grade to grade, or preschool to kindergarten, as an exciting opportunity while acknowledging that for some it produces anxiety. More important, though, I stress that Hermit Crab is an expert at making and keeping friends: I stress that if the students will treat each other in the same way then they will make more friends, and be more excited, themselves.
Throughout the school year I refer back to Hermit Crab as an expert in making friends. This seems to resonate with the children. Taking it one step further, our local PTO provides the funds so I can buy a copy of the small board book version of A House for Hermit Crab to give to each student that transfers out of our schools.
The teachers have their classmates sign a small card which gets pasted inside the front cover. Even though I've read it to classes over a hundred times, the kids still notice details I hadn't noticed before. Sometimes I have a class act out the lines. Often in June, especially with the second graders who are going on to a new school the following yearI adapt the text to talk about students going to a new school and having to leave their teachers and staff behind in the care of the younger students.
They frequently complain that they prefer the original text, but I know that they get my point, and that is that they should feel the same way as Hermit Crab and I do about each new year: We can't wait to get started!
I use this idea with 3 to 5 year old children.
When we are done reading the story we make hermit crabs out of construction paper. I put out sea shells, sequins, glitter, and assorted construction paper cutouts and the children decorate their crabs.
Submitted by Kim Quinell After reading this story, we talk about what the hermit crab might decorate his new shell with. I then give each child a little envelope. Inside they find paper pennies from our math book. I explain that we are each going to decorate a hermit crab, and they can use their pennies at my collage store.
I also tell them that they can earn 5 extra pennies if they color the head and legs of the hermit crab red. I sit at the collage box table and call tables one at a time.A House for Hermit Crab follows the life of Hernit Crab from January to January.
This is a perfect time to introduce or practice using a calendar. At the beginning of each month, gather children in a circle around a large paper calendar posted on the wall.
Step 2: Read the book A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle aloud to the class. As you are reading, stop and ask students about the items Hermit Crab places on his shell. As you are reading, stop and ask students about the items Hermit Crab places on his shell.
First Grade Blue Skies: A House for Hermit Crab and Freebie A house for hermit crab writing activity Find this Pin and more on Eric Carle by Catherine Garrity.
Every One Loves Hermit Crabs A House for Hermit Crab Enrichment Activities See more. A fun activity for students to explore why living things need shelter.
Use this teaching resource for students to design an exciting new house for Hermit Crab to live. This resource encourages students to explore why living things need shelter.
Overview. I use A House for Hermit Crab in an Eric Carle author study, but it is also a great accompanying text for a unit about oceans and sea creatures. Children love Eric Carle's colorful illustrations and animal characters.
Narrative – During this introductory activity you introduce vocabulary to the students using a slide show presentation and present gestures to aide with comprehension and the sequence of events that will occur within the story, A House for Hermit Crab.