We also had a major project to work on in the afternoon! Thanks to Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer, my kids are plowing through books in my classroom. They are trying to get "first dibs" on new books that come in (although our once generous book fund is nearly depleted so the new titles will be slowing down). They are making pretty amazing book talks. They are beginning to blog and making Prezis, too. And they're having fun reading picture books out loud to their kindergarten book buddies.
|Danielle's version of the class pet!|
|Love this expression on Splat!|
|Calvin a la Nick!|
|Fancy Nancy with blue lips|
|Pumpkin Princess Aurora!|
|Check out those ears on Olivia!!!|
|Can you believe the ultra-cute paws??|
|Gotta love those eyes!!|
|Okay, I ADORE this one!|
|A Mercer Mayer duo...Award for Best Couple.|
|This one gets the "Best Use of Felt" award!!! Bad Kitty!!!|
|I absolutely adore this one, too, even though I've never read the book!! Thanks, Devin!|
|Now THAT's personality plus!! Love the teeth!|
The kids did this 100% on their own during class time. They worked carefully ahead of time to identify character traits as well as the supplies they would need to complete their project and were totally engaged throughout the entire process. I went shopping the night before to be sure they had what they had requested and as you can see, the results are fabulous! The ONLY down-side to this is that those pumpkins will not last forever, darn it!!!