Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Puppet Project

Each year we ask families to work together to produce puppets of one of the Kevin Henkes books. The children have been deeply embedded in this author and his stories. The purpose of this project is to encourage the children to retell these beloved stories to their parents at home as they create ideas for the puppets. This year we tried to post some of the stories on this blog and to encourage the children to check out Kevin Henkes books from the Media Center so the books could be shared with families. It's hard to make puppets for a story you don't know! We even made puppets in class to show at least one way to make puppets easily. This year I even color copied the characters for each story and encouraged the children to take home the characters from their favorite story to give families of visual of the characters. Below is the evidence, of what we hope, was fun learning!

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