Back to the topic at hand...Interrupting Chicken! As you know, it doesn't take long to figure out if you have a student who has a bad case of 'the blurts'...come on, there's always at least one! Well, this year is no exception for me and I wanted to address it right away! David Ezra Stein's book Interrupting Chicken is a super cute read aloud! I planned on creating an anchor chart with my students on characteristics of Interrupting Chicken and behaviors we should avoid at school...but then I found Mrs. Wheeler from Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade and her amazing freebie on Interrupting Chicken! I really couldn't have designed anything more perfect, so THANKS!!!
After reading the book with my class, we created this anchor chart using pieces from Mrs. Wheeler's freebie on TPT and organized behaviors of an interrupting chicken and behaviors of a respectful student. It's a great reminder for students as their coming back from summer vacation and easing back into school mode. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to say, "Uh-oh! Is there an interrupting chicken in my class today??" followed by a loud gasp from the rest of the class.
The freebie also included this cute worksheet where my students drew an example of someone behaving like an interrupting chicken and someone behaving like a responsible student. How ca-ute is that! I've collected these and will be binding them into a fun class book! You can download this awesome freebie HERE!
Best of luck with your all of your interrupting chickens this year!