EEEEKKK Mice!

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I REALLY dislike mice.  I mean REALLY REALLY hate them.  I'm the jump on the counter and wait for hours for someone to rescue me person (Yep! That's happened!) I have no shame in my game.  Mice scare the bejeezus out of me.  You can imagine my horror as I prepared for our story this week and had to read all about mice.  Mice as a class pet no less.  That's what I need, 6 year olds thinking we need a mouse.  Uh! No!  I really needed to turn this around.  So I decided we would focus on mice facts and I would throw in a dash of my opinion.  The kids loved it.  I'm a little worried that they took so much joy in finding out how I reacted to the sight of mice.  I may regret that come April Fool's. 

I started this research project by having the students look through our story and find 3 interesting facts about mice.   They each recorded their facts on the graphic organizer.  We worked together to generate topic sentences.  Day 2 the students used their graphic organizer to write their 'Facts About Mice' research paper.  After they finished their writing the students made the cute mouse craftivity.   I admit, the bulletin board did look cute (even if mice are icky)!  You can find this activity in my TpT store {here}.


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