You've probably heard about that crazy old lady who swallowed a fly.
But, did you know there is also is an even crazier old lady who has swallowed a chick, a shell, some leaves, and snow?
Did you also know there is a little old lady who was crazy enough to swallow a BAT?! Imagine that!
As soon as I read the title of the book, my students' hands shot up. Now, I do encourage interactive read alouds, but sometimes we have to limit our sharing. For various reasons.
These are two comments the title of the story brought up:
"My sister swallowed a penny once! She pooped it out though."
"My brother once swallowed so much soda that he puked it up later."
I'll stop there. I can't handle reliving any more of them.
In the story, the crazy old lady swallowed a bunch of things to take care of the previous things she ingested. And at the end...SPOILER ALERT!...she burps them all up and says "Happy Halloween"!
One very profound observation:
"I bet she burped it all back up because she had 'any-jestin' (indigestion). She shoulda drank some of that pink stuff."
The kids are always into these stories, but this time we did an extra little activity.
It's hard to see, but there is a plastic baggie behind the little old lady and it holds all the things she swallowed. I heard 18 different versions of the same story that day, but I think all of them remembered the correct order.
I am also posting this picture of a Haunted House that was made lovingly for me. I love it.