Monday, April 2, 2012

Elmer! and Is/Are

Do you read this book to your class?

I just love it! This quirky patchwork elephant named Elmer (fyi-the name of my future basset hound!) feels bad because he looks different than the other elephants, but he comes to find out that being different is what makes him special! Such a happy story :) and it fits perfectly with our zoo theme so... It's this month's quilt!

We "quilted" different colors of tissue paper onto our Elmer pattern with starch and then wrote about what made us special. The kiddo above can do animation! Super special, right :)

On TPT are is our grammar focus this week so I put together a couple of small group/center activities for is/are (picture sorting and sentence matching with an independent/recording sheet) and added it to TPT for $1.50, check it out HERE ... and due to some interest in a homophone pack, I put my worksheets from the other day together with a new one, two center games and the perfect pair pear pattern for $1.50 as well and you can find that one HERE :)

Happy Monday!


vicky1970 said...

Hi there,
I love Elmer the elephant...cute project! Just found you and am your newest follower. :o) I teach first in CA - swing by and visit me sometime.
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

Miss J said...

This is adorable!! Thanks for sharing.

Miss J
Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Sarah Cooley said...

I ADORE those Elmers!!!