We started our new unit on friends and feelings and to start us off we created a circle map on friends.  Students were given the opportunity to illustrate our ideas as we came up with them.

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Then we read the story The Little Red Hen and discussed on how the characters were not good friends.  We used Popsicle stick puppets to retell the story as a whole group and students created their own Popsicle stick puppets.  Then during free choice centers they got to retell the centers with their friends.

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The next day we used sequence cards to put the story back in the correct order.  Then students worked on cutting and pasting their sequence cards onto construction paper.

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Little Red Hen sequence cards and character printouts found here.