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Grade 1 Books Overview

I Like Me - Nancy Carlson

The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper

Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae

Wolf! - Becky Bloom

Grade 1 Discontinued Books

Doggie In The Window - Elaine Arsenault (Discontinued)

Wolf! – Activity #1: “Perseverance Pouch”

  • Grade 1
  • Wolf! – Activity #1: “Perseverance Pouch”

Activity #1: “Perseverance Pouch”

Students will learn other words/phrases that describe perseverance.


  • Chart paper
  • Felt pens
  • Strips of paper (approx. 10 inches x 3 inches)
  • Black paper (slightly larger than strips of paper)
  • Glue
  • Crayons/felts
  • Scissors
  • Sticks/dowels (approx. 24 inches long)
  • Handkerchief-sized fabric of various designs/colours
  • Glue gun

Teacher Preparation:

  • Cut enough strips of paper so each student receives three pieces
  • Cut enough black construction paper so each student receives three pieces


Step by Step:

Step One: Brainstorm words/phrases that have a similar meaning as perseverance. Record on chart paper.


  • I think I can attitude.
  • You can do it.
  • Take one step at a time.
  • Steadfast.
  • Continuing.
  • Keep on going.
  • Stick to it.
  • Commitment.
  • Keep a steady pace.
  • Never give up.
  • Determination.
  • Steady.
  • Focus.
  • Go around obstacles.
  • Meet goals.
  • Finish.
  • Try again even if you make a mistake.

Step Two: Students select two or three brainstormed words/phrases and write one on each strip of paper. Encourage them to select words that they would like to apply to themselves.

Step Three: Students glue their strips onto the black paper.

Step Four: Each student receives a piece of fabric. Students tie their fabric around the stick, similar to the pouch Wolf had in the story.

Step Five: Using a glue gun, teacher glues the students’ perseverance words/phrases so that they are sticking out of the pouch, still visible.

Optional: Teacher makes one large pouch and all of student perseverance strips are popping out of this one, very large pouch. This looks great on a bulletin board.


End Product: 

Individual pouches created by students with perseverance ideas filling each pouch.


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