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Taking a mouse to the movies
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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were to take a mouse to the movies? First of all, he will ask you for some popcorn, and then the fun will begin. This is according to the fun children’s book “If You Take a Mouse to the Movies,” written by Laura Numeroff.
Boyd Christian kindergarten students have enjoyed a fun and memorable study unit on the book. Their teacher, Amanda Burk, chose the book for several reasons, one being it’s a fun book for children, and they can learn so many things from the story. It provides a great starting point for so many wonder-filled activities, everything from a snowball fight to stringing and eating popcorn.
“We tried to do everything the mouse did in the book,” said Burk. “I chose this book because we were studying sequencing, and we talked about what happened first, second and so on. We also discussed the plot with the main characters.”
Burk led the children through singing Christmas carols, making ornaments and decorating a holiday tree. They also enjoyed snacking on popcorn, and the most fun for some was to have a “snowball fight.” Since they couldn’t get real snow, they improvised with cotton balls.
“I had fun throwing the cotton balls and trying to get Bryant,” said Lauren Sparkman.
In the book, the little mouse made his Christmas tree ornaments, so the students also made theirs from popsicle sticks and small pom poms.
Dara Stubblefield enjoyed the craft project, and especially decorating the tree in the classroom. A special guest to the school was the Mini Standard’s Bonnie Bear. She participated in the ornament making, and refereed the snowball fight. 
Other books by the author that delight children include, “If You Take a Mouse to School,” “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “If You Give a Pig a Pancake.”