Thursday, February 21, 2013

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Have you read this book? It is such a great book to read when you are teaching about George Washington and how honest he was. The author does an excellent job discussing how important it is to tell the truth. It also reminds the children that if they don't have anything nice to say, then you shouldn't say anything at all.

This book is filled with other great learning opportunities, as well. I used it to reinforce sentence editing and the proper usage of quotation marks. I chose a sentence from the book and wrote it on the board, with lots of mistakes. Then, the children came up and edited the sentence. 

It was so funny, because I already had the sentence written on the board when the children arrived. They all got excited, thinking we were going to do a play about George Washington!

This book really went well with Kelley's Honesty is the Best Policy Craftivity. 

The children are writing about a time they did not tell the truth and why they should have. They are coming out so cute. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the finished products. But, here are some cuties working hard. One of them is writing about the time she gave her friend elbow pads and she told him they were knee pads! Oops!

Here are some other stations I have going on...

I  hope you are all having a great week, too!


  1. I love all of the Diane DeGroat books! I'll have to check out this one. Thanks for sharing, Lori!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  2. Ooo, I don't have that deGroat book! Your center stuff looks terrific!
    Finally in First

  3. I can't believe I don't have that book! I hadn't heard about it. I'll be looking for that to include in my classroom library. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love that writing idea, I may have to borrow it:) I thought I knew about all of Diane deGroat's books, but this is a new one for me. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing activities Lori.

  5. Looks like your kiddos had a great time with these lessons. I love that story too! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous


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