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The Curious George Teacher's Guide

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Acrostic Poem

G eorge gets into mischief E ats bananas Often in trouble R eally curious Goes to the zoo E xpert climber

Write an acrostic poem about yourself. Put the letters of your first name at the beginning of each line. Write a descriptive word or phrase that begins with the letter on the line.

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Character Portrait

On each side of the frame write a sentence that tells something important about George. Color George's portrait.

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Balloon Words

sailor zoo guard balloon wind monkey hat man telephone firemen city people Africa fire station

Each balloon has a noun from the story. Color the nouns that name a person -- red, a place -- blue, and a thing -- yellow.

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Hats . . . Hats . . . Hats

George's friend always wears a yellow hat. Do you ever wear a hat or a cap? Write about your hat and draw a picture of it in the box.

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Ding-a-ling-a-ling!

George dialed the fire department on the telephone. Telephones have numbers and letters.

1 4 GHI

2 ABC 5 JKL

3 DEF 6 MNO

8 9 7 PRS TUV WXY

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0 QZ

#

Find the numbers for each letter in the words below. Write and solve the number sentence.

Q and Z are in place of Operator

_ _ _ _ _ +_ =_

_ _ _ +_ =_ ZOO CURIOUS _ +_ +_ +_ +_ +_ +_ =_ _ +_ +_ =_ TRAFFIC _ +_ +_ +_ +_ +_ +_ =_ WIRES _ +_ +_ +_ +_ =_

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GEORGE + + + +

FIRE + +

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Ding-a-ling-a-ling!

George dialed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 and got the fire station. Read the clues below to write another telephone number. Use each number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 one time.

Clues

· The largest number is first · 5 is between 1 and 3 · 3 is the last number · 6 is not beside 2 · What number are you dialing?

_ _ _ - _ _ _ _

Write another secret telephone number, using numbers 1 through 7, on a separate paper. On the lines below write a set of clues for your number. Give the clues to a classmate who will solve your number riddle.

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What number are you dialing?

_ _ _ - _ _ _ _

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Curious George Rides a Bike

Write a newspaper article for the Morning Star. Write about how Curious George rescued a baby bear. Plan your article on this page. Use your planning notes to write your article on the next page.

Who: What: When: Where: How: Why:

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Curious George Rides a Bike

5 Morning Star 5

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Curious George Learns the Alphabet

Help George make words using the letters in the word "alphabet." Cut out the letter cards below. Arrange the letters to make as many words as you can. List the words you made on a separate sheet of paper.

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Curious George Gets a Medal

George got a medal for his space flight. Think of someone you know or a book character who deserves a medal. Write about the reason for the medal on the certificate. Design a medal in the circle.

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Deserves a medal for

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It is important because

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Curious George Takes a Job

When George painted a jungle, he included Palm trees A giraffe Two leopards A zebra A monkey List three more things you would see in a jungle.

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Create a Jungle Mural

Work with a group to create a mural of a jungle scene. Include all the items listed above in your picture.

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NOW MAKE YOUR OWN STORY

My Curious George Story

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Curious George at the Parade

Help the bandleader line up the band. Cut out the pictures of the band members. Work with a partner to arrange the pictures as many different ways as you can. Keep a list of all your arrangements. Compare your list with other groups. How many different arrangements are possible?

TUBA

CLARINET

DRUM

XYLOPHONE

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Curious George Visits the Zoo

Help George. Complete each number sentence. Compare your answers to the words beneath the pictures of George at the bottom. Draw a line from each hat to the category its answer belongs to.

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3 9 13

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7 6 8 2

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6 11

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3

+

4

+

5 5 6 7

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8 3 11

10

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0

10

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2

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4 5 7

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9 5

12

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2

FEWER THAN 10 15

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MORE THAN 10

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Curious George Feeds the Animals

Follow the peanut trail to the Rain Forest Exhibit. To use the spinner, place your pencil point in the top loop of a paper clip and then onto the dot at the center. Use your fingernail to set it spinning. Say the number sentence as you move forward and backward on the game board. The winner is the first player to get to the exhibit gate.

START

1 3

4 6

Don't feed the animals! Go back 1.

2

1 10 11 9

2

3

Visit the crocodile. Go forward 1.

5

The koalas are cute. Go forward 1.

8 14

Visit the elephant. Go forward 1.

7

12

Don't feed the animals! Go back 1.

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15 16 18 17

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The giraffes are fun. Go forward

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19

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The zookeeper is angry. Go back 2.

Don't feed the animals! Go back 1.

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16

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END

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Go forward 1.

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My Curious George Book Report

The title of the book is

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The author of the book is

This book is about

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My favorite part of this book is

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