Todd Parr

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I don’t know about you but I just love Todd Parr.  I love, love, love his books and so do my students.  Here are a few Todd Parr activities we have done in the library! Reading Makes You Feel Good eBooksI read Reading Makes You Feel Good to kick off our Reading Celebration last month.  I wanted to do some sort of school-wide activity around the book because we were focusing on being our school being a community of readers.  I decided students could use the iPads to make Todd Parr inspired pictures about why reading makes them feel good and make an ebook. We used the Drawing Pad app to make the images.  I saved the pictures and then we … Continued

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Creepy Carrots Center

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I recently had a question about my Creepy Carrots Center I had during our school’s reading celebration. Since I missed the boat on a mock Caldecott, I used March’s Reading Celebration as a chance to read some of the Caldecott winners, like Creepy Carrots, Extra Yarn, and This is Not My Hat.  Needless to say, the kids LOVED these titles. I saw a Creepy Carrots inspired poster created by some of Mrs. Crook’s students at WES Media Center and knew my students would love making creepy carrots for our library.  I went through the orange and green paper scraps we had in the teacher’s room and made the orange paper into a variety of carrot shapes.  I put out the orange carrots, green … Continued

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Super Easy Poetry Center

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Happy Poetry Month! I’ve shied away from poetry in the past because I’m not very comfortable with it.  I did have a lot of fun with spine poetry last year and between that and a few other really inspiring poetry ideas I’ve seen around, I’m giving it a shot this year.  I plan on sharing some of the fun projects and other centers (April vacation next week = blog catch up!) but I have a quick and easy poetry center or poetry activity for you today: Table Top Poetry. During my Kindergarten Mo Willems author study a few months ago, I was inspired by @the_pigeon’s dining room dinner doodles and covered one of my tables with bulletin board paper for … Continued

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