We compared the Grinch at the beginning of the story and how he was at the end of the story and came up with adjectives to describe him. (P.S. I decided to laminate this grinch poster and used dry erase markers to write the adjectives:) I'm tired of re-making these things and wasting paper:)
Then, we used these pages that I found from Primary Graffiti to write sentences about the Grinch.
I shrank them down to fit them on one page. While we were working on them, we did one side at a time. I had the kids fold them in 1/2 so they could only see the side we were working on. (Sometimes, too much print on the page is just too overwhelming for some of my little ones, so this strategy helps:)
We also made these cute little grinches from Deanna Jump's Grinch Mini unit. They say: "to make a Grinch grin I would". (and they draw a picture of it.) I also found this cute little writing page for free here! (thanks, Mel D!;) It matches perfectly:) Here are 2 different samples that come from kiddos at very different ability levels. The first one goes on and on about things she would do! LOL! The other one has a very simple sentence...but, what an artist he is!!!!;)
I got a tip from Eberhardt's Explorer's that these grinch foam stickers were on Clearance at Michael's, so I went and bought them up!!! The kids loved them! I was a really bad teacher, though and went for the store bought cookies instead of making any super cute cupcakes:(....soooooo busy! I still think they turned out pretty cute:)
I also did these grinch candy canes. This is something I've done for years, but I just LOVED the tags that Cara made over at 1st grade parade MUCH better than the ones I used to use!!! That border is ADORBS!!! Doesn't get much cuter!
Last, but not least, here I am with my FABULOUS Kinder aide, Erin with our Wal-mart Grinch shirts on:) LOL!!
What a fun day! Thanks for the ideas, everyone!!;)