Thursday, May 17, 2012

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

Have you ever heard of this book?  It is so cute!  It's perfect for Kinder- it has simple text patterns that are easy for the Kinders to figure out and then be able to read the book independently! 

So, in science we are learning about clouds so I thought I'd do a little cross-curricular and through this book in there.  The text pattern goes:

Sometimes it looked like _________________, but it wasn't a __________________.

*It ends up being "Just a cloud in the sky."

So, my Kinders made these rewritten stories.

Here's the title page:
 The first page is:

Sometimes it looked like spilt milk.  But it wasn't spilt milk.
 Sometimes it looked like _____________.  But it wasn't _____________.  (And they got to decide what their cloud looks like in the next 3 pages.)

 ... big fat hippo...  haha :)
 Last page is:

Sometimes it looked like spilt milk.  But it wasn't spilt milk.  It was just a cloud in the sky.

So there you have it- science and reading together :)

Click HERE to download your copy for free from Google Docs.  I printed mine on blue paper so the kids could use white paint... you could print on white paper and have the kids paint the blue sky and leave the cloud in the middle white.  Whatever you want!! :)

Have a wonderful evening! 3 days left of school...  I think I can, I think I can...  :)


  1. I have heard of this book but never did anything with it....thanks for sharing this. Very cute!1...2...3...Teach With Me


  2. I have loved that book since I was a kid!! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    I would love the patterns! We have a story about Inventions in our reading series & this would be a perfect project to do. Thanks for sharing!

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