More Mo Willems, Oceans, and Thanksgiving!

I didn't get a chance to share some of my Mo Willems activities and here they are:

We spend a month reading Mo Willems books in November.   I try to read 1-2 of his books per day as time allows. The most beloved character is Pigeon of course, so I spread those out throughout the entire month.  We read Pigeon Finds a Hotdog and I gave the kids tiny hotdogs!  Last year I bought some hotdogs that were a bit expensive, so I was thrilled when I found this package for only $6 and there were enough for everyone in class.

I found them at Wal-mart. 

We then did this craftivity by Linda Kamp that my kids adore! 
You can get a copy here.  The kids had to write reasons why people should eat hotdogs instead of turkey on Thanksgiving.  Really cute stuff!

We ended the month by reading Don't Let Pigeon Stay Up Late! I invited them with these little invites: We then read We are Invited to a Party!

On Friday, we had our Pigeon party!  The kids got to wear their Pigeon hats and I made them some Pigeon cake pops.
They also got to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.   This Pigeon party and PJ idea is from First Grader At Last.

Pigeon also joined us on Pigeon day!
I found him at Barnes and Noble.

Onto oceans:  After reading Jellies from our Journey's program, the kids got very interested in ocean exploration.  We somehow began talking about subs so we did this little sub unit:

You can find it here.

We also made these cute scuba divers! 
You can find it here.

These went on our outside windows and some went on our bathroom door.

We wrapped up the last day before Thanksgiving by having some pumpkin pie!  Turns out most of my class had never tried pumpkin pie before so I had to bring some in.  If only I had remembered to bring in the plates and forks!  

At home: Thanksgiving
My husband made his famous pumpkin pie cheesecake and a banana cream pie!  I love both, but the banana cream pie was amazing!  I made the whip cream from scratch :)

I also made my first chalkboard art for Thanksgiving day and I loved it!  I even used real calk!  It took a long time and it's still sloppy but I'm very happy with it.  I found the design here.

So that's it for me, now link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and link up for Five for Friday!


4 comments :

  1. I LOVE your Pigeon party! Your subs are the cutest ever and I love the scuba diving pigeon! So glad your kiddos enjoyed the pigeon turkeys. All I can say is I want to be in your class!
    Linda
    AroundtheKampfire

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  2. The Pigeon party looks so fun! I am in awe of your Pigeon cake pops! I have bought a cake pop book, but have never attempted them...then again...I don't really bake or cook, so that's probably why!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  3. I love this post! LOVE your Pigeon Party- everything about it. And your chalkboard art. SO nice. YUM to the pies, too...
    Carolyn
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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  4. I loove your author study and I love the Pigeon! :) Thanks for sharing your week!

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