Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

a bad case of stripes by david shannon

by karen #1965 third grade teacher oh i love this book...and the possible activities that it read this book...
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon...

if you don't want to read the book, go to this website and they will read it for you....A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin

need a summary...well, there is a young girl in the book that likes lima beans...but...she doesn't want her friends to know that she likes them...(one of those that worry about what others think) she stops eating lima beans to be like everyone else...and she starts getting stripes and all sorts of patterns and colors all over her it to find out what happens in the end...

here is what my class did...

first, i cut some paper...

then, we glued it down...

we cut out body shapes & glued them on the stripes...

drew patterns and put a photo of ourselves on it...

then we all ate lima beans...we call them "butterbeans" and cornbread....that i mama winnie would be so proud!!!

 this book is outstanding! teaches kids a lot of good stuff...i guess what stands out is this...don't worry about standing different...
think your thing...

or as the song goes...

Express Yourself!
Express Yourself!

You don't never need help from nobody else
All you got to do now:
Express Yourself!

What ever you do, uh, do it good, uh
What ever you do, do , do, Lord, Lord, do it good
All right...

It's not what you look like, when you're doin' what you're doin'
It's what you're doin' when you're doin' what you look like you're doin'!

Express Yourself!
Express Yourself!

They're doin' it on the moon, yeah, uh
In the jungle too, uh
Everybody on the floor, now, uh
Jumpin' like a kangaroo
So let the horns do the thing they do, yo...ah, uh, ow! Uh-uh uh uh

Some people have everything, and other people don't
But everything don't mean a thing if it ain't the thing you want

Express Yourself!
Express Yourself!

Oh, do it! Oh, do it
Do it to it, go on and do it
Yo, do it, give

Express Yourself!
Express Yourself


Uh, express yourself, uh express yourself
Uh express yourself
Uh express yourself

Express yourself
Express yourself
Express yourself
(Charles Wright, 1997)

happy may 26, 2010!


  1. Ooh I just LOVE this! Can't wait to find the book! Super-adorable!
    This is the first time I've seen your blog - glad I found it. Check out mine called There's a Dragon in my Art Room at

  2. thanks!...we are glad you found us, 2!

  3. Thank you!!!! I used this with my class!