This week I posted my first item to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store! It's a remake of a class book I've been doing with my class for several years, Baa Baa Black Sheep. It's a FREEBIE, so teachers, please go download it here. If you find it useful, I would appreciate you rating it!
Here's the cover... and some samples of the pages the children made.
Like anything else they have a part of creating, they are eager to read the books we make as a class. They have been singing variations on Baa Baa Black Sheep a lot this week. One afternoon we over heard one child singing as she washed her hands, "Baa Baa yellow fish, have you any... eyebrows? I don't know, I don't know, if you have wool." Sometimes they crack me up!
Another of the stories we've been reading for our farm theme is Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider.
We watched a short animated video of the book on youtube.com: (see it here) and I made a flannel board for the children to retell the story and act it out.
We also made a pig book this week. The kiddos cut out circles, rectangles and triangles that I'd traced on pink, tan and brown paper, and then assembled their shape piggies. I was inspired by this craft, which I found via pinterest.com.
Check them out, aren't they adorable? The children were very proud of their piggies, so I recorded each child reading their own piggie page, and made this youtube video to share with their families. One mommy told me she listened and thought they sounded like angels!