• Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne - Read by Mrs. Conran

    For this project, I'll be reading a portion of a chapter each day (chapters are long, so I will often split them into two days). In addition to listening to the story, I would love it if students could make a personal picture book. Here's how:

    -Each day before you listen, please ask your folks for a piece of computer printer paper and collect any drawing materials you feel like using that day

    -Write your name and the page number of your drawing on the back of the paper

    -On the front of the paper draw a picture. I'll try to suggest a topic each day, but if you have another idea, use it.After all, this is your book.

    -When we come back to school, put your pictures in number order and bring them to me. I'll put them in a spiral binding and you'll have your own book.

    Chapter 1A

    In Which We Are Introduced to Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees, and the Stories Begin

       Let's begin our picture book with a drawing of your favorite stuffed animal or a drawing of what you imagine Winnie the Pooh looks like

    Chapter 1b

       Today maybe a picture of Winnie-the-Pooh floating beneath the balloon - with or without the suspicious bees

    Chapter 2a

    In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets Into a Tight Place

       Maybe a picture of Rabbit or of Pooh eating lots and lots of honey

    Chapter 2b

       How about a picture of everyone pulling Pooh out of Rabbit's doorway

    Chapter 3a

    In Which Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a Woozle

       A picture of Piglet today?

    Chapter 3b

       How about a picture of either what you think Woozles (or Wizzles) would look like walking around the trees or a picture of Pooh and Piglet walking. 

    Chapter 4a

    In Which Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh Finds One

       Perhaps a drawing of Eeyore looking for his tail

    Chapter 4b

       Either a picture of Owl or else a drawing of Christopher Robin nailing Eeyore's tail back onto him

    Chapter 5a

    In Which Piglet Meets a Heffalump

       A picture of what you imagine a Heffalump to look like

    Chapter 5b

       What about a drawing of Piglet peering into the Very Deep Pit and seeing Pooh with the jar on his head.

    Chapter 6a

    In Which Eeyore Has a Birthday and Gets Two Presents

       Maybe a picture either of Eeyore looking gloomily into the stream or of Piglet trying to reach the knocker on Pooh's door, or of Pooh and Piglet going to get their presents

    Chapter 6b

       A picture of Pooh eating all of Eeyore's honey or of Owl writing Happy Birthday on the Useful jar or of Piglet's balloon exploding?

    Chapter 6c

       Perhaps either a picture of Eeyore putting his balloon into his useful pot, or a picture of Eeyore at his birthday party including his cake with pink sugar

    Chapter 7a

    In Which Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest, and Piglet Has a Bath

      How about a picture of the sort of animals you believe Kanga and Roo are or a picture of Rabbit if he really did have eighteen pockets

    Chapter 7b

       Maybe a picture of Piglet bouncing up and down in Kanga's pouch

    Chapter 7c

       Either a picture of Piglet getting a bath; or a picture of Rabbit and Roo, Pooh and Kanga, and Piglet with Christopher Robin spending happy Tuesdays?

    Chapter 8a

    In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition to the North Pole

      A picture of everyone lined up and ready for the expedition with Christopher Robin?

    Chapter 8b

       A picture of poor Alexander Beetle hiding in the ground, or maybe everyone eating their provisions, or of Eeyore eating his thistle after Pooh stands up to check if he was sitting on it.

    Chapter 8c

    In Which Piglet Is Entirely Surrounded by Water

       Lots of possibilities today, Roo "swimming," Eeyore trying to rescue Roo with his tail in the water, Pooh and Kanga rescuing Roo, or Christopher Robin putting up the newly discovered North Pole sign - or whatever you imagine. 

    Chapter 9a

      Maybe a drawing of Piglet throwing the bottle with his note into the water

    Chapter 9b

       How about a picture of Pooh - either sitting on the branch of the tree with his ten pots of honey or else floating along on his jar The Floating Bear?

    Chapter 9c

       Perhaps a picture of Owl talking with Piglet sliding out his window and only hanging on by his toes, or else a drawing of Christopher Robin and Pooh rescuing Piglet in the umbrella?

    Chapter 10a

    In Which Christopher Robin Gives Pooh a Party, and We Say Good-bye

       Maybe a drawing of Owl talking to either Christopher Robin or Pooh, or Eeyore?

    Chapter 10b

       A final ending picture or two if you wish. Maybe one of the party or when Pooh gets his pencil box, and perhaps one of Pooh and Piglet walking home or of Christopher Robin walking back up the stairs dragging Pooh Bear. 

    THE END

       Thank you for letting me share one of my very favorite Read Aloud books. There are more adventures of Pooh Bear and his friends (and some new friends) in The House at Pooh Corner also by A. A. Milne. Any questions can be directed to me at conrankaren@dublinusd.org. All the best. Mrs. C