Mrs. Wishy Washy written by Jo Cowley is a book that has been around since 1980. This was always one of my favourite books during school because I remember having such fun reading as a whole class while doing lots of different actions to accompany the text.
The book revolves around a cow, a pig and a duck getting dirty in the mud and when Mrs. Wishy Washy sees them, she decides to give them a scrub in the bath tub. After washing them, Mrs Wishy Washy goes back into her house and as soon as she does so, those naughty animals hop back into the mud!
Mrs. Wishy Washy was a fantastic book that our class explored last week and we had such fun reading it altogether! We found out that the 'sh' sound in Wishy and Washy related to some of our spelling words so we found it easy to read!
We learnt about adjectives and how we can use adjectives to describe a noun. We decided that we would look at mud...sticky, brown, thick mud! We thought it would be a great idea to make our own mud...but not the yucky, smelly mud like in the book, we decided to make delicious, fluffy chocolate mud! You can understand that this was very popular in our class. Here are some photos of us making our 'mud' from Mrs. Wishy Washy!
We also had a lot of fun acting out the story with costumes, tubs and even the odd bit of mud! Some of the children became characters from the story whilst the other children were the narrators. Kai loved sitting in the teachers chair while he pointed to the words we were reading.
We used the text to self comprehension strategy to think about what we would do if Mrs. Wishy Washy put us in the tub...and there were some very interesting responses from: pushing her into the tub, to running away from Mrs. Wishy Washy to having a spa bath with a hot chocolate. The children were very creative.
We had a wonderful time reading Mrs. Wishy Washy and if you'd like to share the story with your child, please click on the video below.