We began the new year with an Author and Illustrator Study about Eric Carle. You can link to his website here. Our classroom and school libraries had many of his books but we learned that there are many more. The picture above shows the one he is likely most famous for, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Each book was read aloud and the pictures were studied as well. They were popular books for individual and buddy reading time too.
We modelled the book The Very Busy Spider and used it as an opportunity to work on using quotation marks in writing around what is being said. We also used glue to make 3D spider webs on the last page of the book,
We have so many more ideas for Art projects like painting on tissue paper to create collage paper and making a tissue paper sun like we saw in so many of his books.