Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat

This week for Earth Day, we read the first two chapters of Violet Mackerel’s Natural habitat by Anna Branford, illustrated by Elanna Allen.  In the story Violet makes a habitat for a small ladybug.

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While reading, we talked  about idioms including what “making ends meet” and “bills going through the roof” meant.  Later in the story we talked about what a habitat is and what is necessary to have in it.  Both concepts were covered in their classrooms earlier in the year.  We then ended by talking about where we could get good information about ladybugs in order to make a new habitat (books in the library using the catalog and databases – online encyclopedia).

Additional Activities

Featured Books – Earth Day (Recycling, Trees, Ecology, etc.)

Printable –  Ladybugs (Enchanted Learning) , Word Search – Earth Day

Video –  Lorax or Wump World

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About shaberstroh

I'm an Elementary School Librarian, with a Masters in Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University.

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