Can’t Sleep Without Sheep Writing FREEBIE

Jayne, at ABCs of Reading, just turned me on to this wonderful new book, Can’t Sleep Without Sheep, by Susanna Leonard Hill.

The little girl counts sheep each night to help her sleep. But it takes her soooo long that the sheep get tired and try to find some new animals for her to count.

Book-Related Resources:

1.Jayne has a very cool drama lesson to go with the book. Be sure to check it out.

2. Here’s a writing activity I made up. I thought the kids could write about a different animal to count in their sleep and then do a chalk drawing of the animal on black paper. The cloud writing could be glued below.

3. I love these sentence scrambler sheets, because not only are the kids practicing a sight word in a variety of ways, but they’re also meaningfully engaged while I pull a Guided Reading group.


If you grab these, I’d love to hear from you!

Have a GREAT day!


9 thoughts on “Can’t Sleep Without Sheep Writing FREEBIE”

  1. Hi Barb,I really enjoy reading your blog. It is nice to read a blog from a fellow BC teacher. I teach grade one in Northern BC. Thanks for sharing the sentence scrambler. What a great activity! Would you consider creating a generic sentence scrambler form that I could use with my grade ones and could individualize or let me know how you created the form. I am not very tech savy and would love to learn. Thanks again!

  2. Hi Anonymous! Nice to hear from fellow Canadians, especially B.C. 🙂 Sure, I can make a generic sheet. That's no problem at all. Just give me a day or two and I'll post it.


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