Saturday, September 17, 2011

Handprint Pigeons

Seriously. I could GLUE my camera to my hand and STILL forget to take pictures in my classroom! I am so frustrated about this! We did a craft activity (the surprise one) and I forgot to take pictures of it!!!!! And I have 3 chances seeing as though I have THREE groups of kids. Ai yi yi!!

And I also forgot to take a picture of our displayed student work from this week. I will try and remember to do that this week, but seriously, I can't make any promises knowing my track record so far!

So, we wrapped up Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus this week and the kids just loved that book! I loved seeing them all want to pick it off the book shelf and read it by the end of the week. And they truly did remember the story! You must read this with your kids, it's great! :)

In the meantime, here we are making our Pigeon's with our handprints!





Adding feet with whatever color marker we choose. Pigeons can have purple, pink, and green feet right?














We gave our pigeons beaks, 1 eye, and a "neck" (the white rectangle). I was so impressed with my students. Not a single one of them tried to put more than 1 eye on their pigeon. Last year, I would have had 20 eyed pigeons! :)




















I will post pictures of the "surprise" activity, which now that I've dragged it out, probably won't be that great! :)

For the next two weeks we are going to be doing colors. I've sent a letter home encouraging parents to send their student to school wearing something of the color we are doing that day. I REALLY hope they do, because that will make some our activities that much better! :)
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Kerri said...

I love this! I'm going to have to file this project away to do with my kids. Maybe we'll do it for p week. Thanks for the idea.

Kristin said...

So so so cute!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE the pigeon books and so do my kiddos! Have you read the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems?? Just as good!!! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Katherine said...

Love this Erin!

Rebecca said...

So cute! Just found your sweet blog! I'll visit again. Come by when you get a chance!

Erin said...

Thanks everyone! This was the first year I had done this activity and even this book with the kiddos! I will definitely be saving this one for next year! Kristin--I have seen the books and know which ones you are talking about but haven't looked at them. I will have to next time I'm in the book store!

S. Parker said...

What a cute idea!

Danielle said...

Hi! I featured your cute handprint pigeon on our Mommy and Me Book Club blog's lesson plans for Mo Willems' "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" Thanks for the cute idea!

http://preschoolbookclub.blogspot.com/2011/11/dont-let-pigeon-drive-bus.html

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