I don’t know how I have made it this long in teaching without ever having heard of the book, “The Rainbow Fish” before! It’s a great little Read Aloud for Elementary. The message of friendship and giving makes it a perfect story for Anti-Bullying Week.
In Elementary, I think that keeping the focus on ‘how to be a good’ friend is more fitting than focusing on the negative. We talk about bullying, but we focus on being a good friend and being friendly.
This past week I read “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. I love this story! And so did the kids! We did this Read Aloud as a lead into an Art activity. After reading the story, the kids all made their own version of the Rainbow Fish.
Of course, I had to add a little cross curricular connection to the lesson. So we talked about what type of patterns we could make with the scales of the Rainbow Fish. I brought in an example that I made and one that my ‘little helper at home’ made as well.
I used a scrap booking punch to make the circles for the kids. I used aluminum foil for the ‘shiny’ scale.