I have loved getting so many ideas in the bloggy world and this book was one of them. I read Crazy Like a Fox to my students to introduce similes. Fourth graders still enjoy a great picture book (do we ever outgrow them??). I loved that the book had similes that continued onto the turn page so it left students guessing what might be the end of the sentence on the next page to complete the simile.
Each simile had a fun, colorful illustration to go with it. So, I had my class come up with their own similes and then write it on construction paper with an illustration. Here are some of their simile illustrations:
"A tennis racket on the basketball court is as useless as a shoe when you are starving."
"The pumpkin guts are like slimy wet slugs."
"Slugs are as slimy as an owl's pellet."
"When babies eat cake they are as messy as hungry pigs."
"LeBron James is as good of a basketball player as Babe Ruth was a baseball player."
"A boxer is as tough as a macho man lifting eight hundred pound weights."
My students also had fun with this Halloween math FREEBIE from Making Math More Fun magazine. Scroll down to the 23-24 pages for this game where students have to arrange the numbers into a square where each pair matches up to 13.
The early finishers worked on another freebie on the following page, "Mummy Loves 31". It was a fun break when we had 10 extra minutes:)
Have a great weekend everyone!