I just love children’s books, don’t you? And I love to read them to my kiddos! My students really enjoy it when I use different voices for the different characters. They would listen to me read “The Pigeon and the Hotdog.” everyday. They just love it when I use a little squeaky voice for the chick.
I have to also tell y’all how important it is to read to your own children! I read to both my children and my daughter Brittany- who is my partner always enjoyed reading, however my son Brandon-not so much! He hated reading as a child and up until he went to college. Then something switched- He started enjoying it and he actually started going to the library because he wanted too:)
Now he is an avid reader and he appreciates being read to as a child. So, try to read to your children every day.
I also love to encourage my students to read to each other. It is great to observe them reading out loud:)
Another favorite book in my classroom is “Biscuit.”As y’all can tell, it is a well-loved book:) They comment on how cute Biscuit is and they like how they can read the book themselves. I have also found that this is a good book to teach the kiddos about verbs. We have provided a sample of a few pages of our Biscuit thematic unit. One of the pages is on verbs. We hope that y’all will enjoy them.
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We also have the entire 75 page unit on sale during the hop for 50% off! Just click on the image below to purchase:
My kiddos loved making the puppy craft! I thought it was funny how this little guy put his google eyes on the face before he cut the pieces out. Kids love these google eyes!
Y’all can use brads to make the parts movable. My kiddos were walking their puppies around and saying “woof” as they moved the heads up and down:)
My students did a nice job writing about their puppies and it made a nice display for the hall. I copied our Pup poem on big paper and placed the puppies around it. This poem is in your FREE sample.
There are pocket chart cards of our poem in the paid pack that you can purchase 50% off during this hop. I gave my students a copy of the poem and they illustrated each line on the poem. The next day I gave out the cards of our poem to my students and they discussed the words with each other.
Then they took turns building the poem in a pocket chart. We could not fit the entire poem in one chart so you will have to do it in parts or use two charts. You could also build it on a bulletin board if you have the space. You could also do half the poem one day and the second half another day.
We have a fun game called “Woof” that is included in this pack. The words from the book “Biscuit” are on bone shapes and the kiddos loved playing it! One of my little girls asked me if they could play it when they finished their work. I love when they want to play games that teach vocabulary:)
And now for the fun part! You can enter to win your own copy of Biscuit and the 75 page thematic unit we created to go with it! If you decide to go ahead and purchase it at 50% off during the hop and you happen to win our rafflecopter, then we will let you choose another item for $10 or less.
We hope y’all enjoy the rest of the HOP as you go through and get some great book ideas! Remember to hop all the way to the end so you can enter to win all the books that you have seen throughout this HOP!