September 2, 2015

Elephant & Piggie Party



Throughout last year, books written by Mo Willems played an important role in our classroom. They helped us grow stronger as readers and writers! To celebrate, we had an Elephant & Piggie Day in June!


Mrs. Durette made head bands for the students. They wore them throughout the day and they were perfect for their parts in the reader's theaters.


Leading up to the big day, the students worked on readers theaters created from the books by Andrea Knight. Throughout our celebration, they presented their stories to the class. It was heart-warming to hear all readers share with such confidence and joy!

After reading, Should I Share My Ice Cream? for the first time, we made a class book. Each student made a page that started with "Should I share my ______?" We decided that we wanted to share!

In groups, students tried walking around the room with an egg on their head. The nest was made from a paper lunch bag with eggs purchased from our dollar store. We enjoyed telling each other that there was a bird on their head!


Parents volunteered to bring in snacks. It was fun to see what they sent! We had animal crackers, cookies with piggie faces, and more!

We played a game called, "Make Gerald Laugh". Elephant and Piggies were paired up. They sat knee to knee. Piggies had 60 seconds to try to to make Gerald laugh and then they switched. Adorable faces and giggles!

It was a wonderful way to end our year together! More photos of our celebration can be seen on our classroom weebly.

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At the Nerdy Book Club, Jen Terry & Jacquie Eckert share a wonderful post
called, Top Ten Lessons Elephant & Piggie Have Taught Us  


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