After reading the book, I was thinking that in the story, the child and her grandpa push and pull the toboggan. What a great way to reinforce the concept of push and pull! So I read the book to the students again. I think they had more fun the second time I read it. Then I had the students draw a picture of someone pushing a sled and someone pulling a sled. Most of my students were able to label their pictures, too. Here are some examples of their work.
I love it when I can figure out a way to combine literature and science. I hope someone can use this idea.
Happy Middle of the Week,