Since we were in the middle of our Fairy Tale Unit, we had dress-up clothes including a dragon costume that my class loved. The fairy tale unit inspired us to write a class book about Alvin, the Dragon. I decided to try my hand at making Cheryl's dragon puppet for each child. As you can see from above...they were adorable.
My class loved them! I sent Cheryl pictures and thanked her for inspiring the book.
Cheryl has been incredibly supportive, not only of my beginning efforts to make finger puppets, but also as I started this blog. When my computer was stolen, Cheryl suggested that a couple of puppets might cheer me up (she certainly knows me :)
I think that I will be able to plan my entire year around my new puppets. I will use them to introduce our special programs:
|Kelso the Frog - The program I use for conflict resolution.|
|A Kangaroo and Joey for Fairy Dust Teaching's Safe Pocket System (behavior management system)|
And as we talk about and celebrate each holiday:
|Martin Luther King Day|
|St. Patrick's Day|
|Groundhog Day (the groundhog goes up and down!)|
I will also use them for my special units:
|4th of July|
|For my dinosaur unit.|
|For community helper unit|
And with my favorite books:
|The Kissing Hand|
|Splat the Cat|
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