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For this week’s literacy snack idea, we’re talking about pets! Everyone likes to share about what type of pet or pets they have at their home or what pet they wish they could have. This week, for our pet read-aloud, we’re reading, Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet, by Kelly DiPucchio which is a perfect story to go with our pets theme.
“Gilbert has almost everything his fishy heart could desire: a castle, a chest filled with treasure, and food that falls from the sky. But there’s one BIG thing missing from his life: a pet. And so begins Gilbert’s harrowing search for the perfect fishbowl companion – a search filled with loud barking, quiet buzzing, and one giant whiskered surprise!”
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
For this week’s snack, we’re making our own Gilbert Goldfish.
each student will need
1 and a half slices of an orange
4 blue Skittles or M&M’s
To make the goldfish snack, the students can lay the circle orange slice on their napkin or plate. Using a plastic knife, have them cut a little triangle piece out of the half circle slice of orange, which will make the tail of the goldfish. Set the tailpiece up against the circle slice to make the fish. Have the students add the eye and the Skittles as bubbles coming up from Gilbert Goldfish.
While the students are enjoying their Gilbert Goldfish snack, I made a free printable to go alon with the pet read-aloud for them to work on. The students will get to draw a picture of what they think the perfect pet for Gilbert Goldfish would be.
Click the green box below to download the free printable from my teacherspayteachers store.
Our fish bowl counting mats are a perfect addition to go along with our pet theme for the week. You can’t beat counting with goldfish!
I hope your students love their Gilbert Goldfish snack and talking all about their pets this week!
See you next time!