This week for Pre-K, I have no idea what their theme is, so I just came up with something on my own. We are going to read Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar by Bonnie Lass & Philemon Sturges. Normally I would do some sort of story sequence and students would come up with pictures of the animals and just tape them to the board. But I am really kind of tired of that and also of the kids that whine that they don't get a turn. I like to be fair and I can't remember who I chose last time or the time before and so on and so forth, so this time, everyone gets to participate. In the story, skunk goes around to about 9 different animals to see who took the cookies and in the end discovers it was the ants and they left a trail to a picnic. I went into clipart and printed off pictures of all the animals and then a bunch of ants. So if they don't get an animal, they get an ant. Then I'll draw a T chart on the easel with "yes" on one side, and "no" on the other side. As we read the story, when it gets to their animal, they will come up and put it under "yes" or "no" if that animal did or didn't take the cookies. Ta-da! Easy, fun, and EVERYONE gets a turn.