THE THREE GRUMPIES
* Creative Writing Projects
* Number Sets
*Discussions on Feelings
CURRICULUM & DISCUSSION
How many of you have had a grumpy day?
What are some things that make you feel grumpy?
What makes you feel better?
Who are the characters in the story?
What happens in the story to make the main character grumpy?
How did the main character get rid of her grumpies?
Comprehension (after reading the story)
Describe in your own words what the story was about.
What happened in the beginning? The middle? The end?
Think of three things that make you feel grumpy.
Share a story of a time when you were grumpy. What did you do to feel better?
The Three Grumpies is a pattern type story. Can you find the pattern within it?
How is the number “3” used within the storyline?
Explain the phrase, “I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.” What does it mean? Why do people say it?
Were the Grumpies real, or just the main characters imagination?
Look at the last page: Do you think the Grumpies will ever come back?
Why or why not?
Which grumpy is your favorite? Why?
Why was Mom so frazzled?
- Write your own patterN story
- Adverb Activities (y, ier, iest)
- Write a sequel to The Three Grumpies
- Number Sets – what else comes in three’s (wheel on a tricycle . . . )
- Count by three’s
- Is it okay to feel grumpy sometimes?
- Ask the children questions such as: Ice Cream makes me __________; Rainy Days make me __________. Have the children use the art prop below (as opposed to their voices) to fill in the blanks.
- How many kinds of feelings can you name?
- Draw a grumpy face on one side of a paperplate and a happy face on the other. Glue a popsicle stick to the bottom and use this as a prop for various activities.
- Each child draws their own Grumpy and tells a story about their Grumpiest Day.