Monday, September 22, 2008

Fun With Buttons & Corduroy...

We've spent several days working with buttons. Yes, buttons! We've sorted them, counted them and even made a little book about them. We listened to a story called Corduroy, by Don Freeman. We also watched a video based on the book. We compared the book with the video version. We all agreed both were excellent. Some things we liked about the video include, Corduroy riding on a train, when Lisa came back to the store to get Corduroy, and how she decided to name him.
We finished up our Button Books and took them home to add to our reading libraries.
Maybe you can get some paper and crayons and make your own book about buttons!
You can see a sample of our little book here:

3 comments:

Manaia Kindergarten said...

WOW I remember the Corduroy book from when I was a little girl... it used to be one of my favourites! I wonder if my Mum still has it at her house - I must hunt it down and read it to our Kindergarten children.
Tania

vannapk1 said...

Corduroy is one of my all time favorite books! Will your class be participating in the Jumpstart program on Oct 2nd? Early childhood classrooms around the US will be reading Corduroy by Don Freeman at the same time that day.

find out more here:
http://www.readfortherecord.org/site/PageServer

Keep up the good work!
Vanessa
www.pre-kpages.com

Maria said...

In my opinion, Corduroy is one of the best books written. The story is sweet, and the books illustrations are vivid, colorful and warm. I think this book speaks to something that many of us have as a dream- to see the night world of places we usually only see in the day, like a big department store. Most kids can also relate to having a very special bear or toy, and the scene of Corduroy home at last in Lisa's cozy room with his own little bed is so comforting and happy! Also, Corduroy displays several morals and our basic human needs; its main lesson to me is to look deeper, beyond first impressions to see what is on the inside of a person because that is what really counts. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend this book to children of all ages. Every child should own this endearing classic!