Mini Picturebook Lesson 9: Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Notes

SynopsisA story about a panda who has a tray of doughnuts that he offers to his friends.
Lesson accessvia url-link or QR-Code
Equipment for childtablet, phone or laptop, internet connection, perhaps headphones
Materials dictionary (online or paper), craft materials
Language Skillslistening, vocabulary (verbs), speaking (read aloud)
Cross-curricular Linksscience, citizenship, art and design
ValuesBeing polite and saying please
World Event DayNational Panda Day

LET’S START

  • Equipment: dictionary (online or paper), tablet or laptop & internet connection and perhaps headphones
  • Materials to decorate your doughnut: coloured pens and pencils
  • Time: 20-30 minutes

STEP 1: Look at the Cover

LookDoes Mr. Panda look happy? Why? Why not?
CountHow many doughnuts can you see in the box? 
PersonaliseDo you like doughnuts?
CheckWhich colours can you see on the cover? 
PredictWhat do you think Mr. Panda is going to do with the doughnuts? 
PredictWhat kind of voice do you think Mr. Panda has? 
PersonaliseTry saying ‘Would you like a doughnut?’ in a Mr. Panda-Voice. 
PersonaliseWhen do you think people should say ‘please’? 

Step 2 and Step 3: Listen & Watch

Part AListen and watch for general understanding and enjoyment.
Part BListen and watch again and answer the questions, pause and replay when you need to.
What animal can you see peeking through a doughnut on the first
page of the book?
 What creatures ask Mr. Panda for a doughnut?
 Who does Mr. Panda give the doughnuts to?
What was the magic word to have the doughnuts? 
 What does Mr. Panda say at the end of the story? 

STEP 4: Add your Voice

Review & Read AlongWatch again. Change your voice for Mr. Panda and say:
“I have changed my mind.”
Create Design your own doughnut. Template
CreateMake a doughnut hat like Mr. Panda’s.
ResearchWhere do pandas live and what do they eat?
Research Why are pandas a protected species? 
SolveFind the way out of the maze. Link: Maze
Your opinionWhat is the message of this story? 

Step 5: Share and Evaluate your work

ShareSend your work to your teacher or share in your virtual classroom.
EvaluateComplete the evaluation sheet to reflect on your learning.
Need Help ? Part A: Read and complete. You can write or say your answers. You can do this on your own, in pairs or in a class discussion.
Part B: Think about how well you did. Choose and draw the smiley face that fits best.

Teacher Notes

Want more?

Learn how to draw Mr Panda with Steve.

THE END

©Ellis, G. & Gruenbaum, T. for PEPELT 2020

Please, Mr Panda by Steve Antony, published by Scholastic Press 2014

Video © Steve Antony

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