Sunday, November 27, 2011

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Pie...

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break, we read I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, and enjoyed some time together getting a bit crazy about the absurd amount of things the old lady swallowed, being entertained by the goofy pictures, and laughing as we eventually recited the words together.  

Then before we began writing our own versions, we began with a model from the book by using the main line: "I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie which was really too dry. Perhaps she'll die."

Then we created our own line together as a class: "I know an old lady who swallowed some mashed potatoes while she also craved a bunch of tomatoes. She swallowed the potatoes to flavor the pie, the Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she'll die."

Once we put it altogether, we then branched off and began creating our own lines; we first created our own lines, and then we had time to create more with a partner or on our own.

While Tuesday was an incredibly busy day with extra specials and an assembly, we had some time for some of us to share. Check out the following videos below to hear what we came up with for the old lady to swallow:

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In case you're interested, by the way, this is what mine (Mrs.Allen) turned out to be:

*I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she’ll die.   (*from the book)

**I know an old lady who swallowed mashed potatoes while she also craved a bunch of tomatoes.

She swallowed the potatoes to flavor the pie, the Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she’ll die.     (**what our class came up with together)

***I know an old lady who swallowed some cheese--old, moldy cheese that made her sneeze!

She swallowed the cheese to melt on the potatoes. She swallowed the potatoes to flavor the pie, the Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a whole jug of milk, which magically transformed her hair into silk!

She swallowed the milk to cool off the cheese. She swallowed the cheese to melt on the potatoes. She swallowed the potatoes to flavor the pie, the Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. Perhaps she’ll die.  (***what I, Mrs. Allen, came up with on my own)



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