This particular week at Coop, the Storytime From A to Z letter was "Z" and the book was Zoo-Looking.
When Flora goes to the zoo with her father, the animals watch her as carefully as she watches them: "She looked at the penguin/ and the penguin looked back [and] she looked at the monkey/ as its baby got a smack." The pattern continues: various zoo animals "look back," and others are described in matching rhymes (the snake slithers through a crack, the panther's coat is black, the elephant lives next to a yak, etc.).
To keep with the pattern of the book, each girl in class completed the simple sentence with her favorite animal at the zoo. Izzie chose the lion...she's currently obsess with The Lion King movie! Then, by tearing construction paper, they created a masterpiece! I absolutely love the way Izzie's turned out!