Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Five Spare Minutes: P
With the students, make and collect a wide variety of puppets throughout the year. Sock puppets, paper plate puppets, wooden spoon puppets, paint stirring stick puppets, and finger puppets are just a few examples. Use a puppet or two in a five minute window to give a news report about what you have done so far today in your classroom and what you are looking forward to doing after lunch. Each one is able to choose his or her favorite puppet when it’s time to be the reporter.
(Teaching, learning, giggling about, or illustrating a song is also a fun way to spend five minutes! The suggested tune for each of these ABC songs is the familiar tune, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Enjoy!)
Popcorn, pizza, pumpkin pie,
Paper airplanes in the sky,
Pandas, parrots, penguins play,
Polar bears can swim all day.
"P" words, they are fun to learn
Now you find one, it's your turn!