|I love the purple mouse.|
I set out new puppets based on the letters we have covered thoroughly so far - Ss, Mm, Rr, Tt, Bb, and Aa. Students will match the written letters to the puppets' initial sounds.
We have a spider, mouse, rooster, tiger, bee, and an alligator. They should make interesting story lines with those characters, right?
The Purple Mouse:
I created a book to go with this purple mouse puppet. It's a mini book about how a little mouse turned purple. There are 3 characters in this story. Their names are "One", "Two", and "Three". There is also a focus on reading the color words "red", "blue", and "purple" as well as the number words from one to five. Elements of text allow students to discover characters, the setting, the problem, and the solution. Link it to science and art by creating purple with paints, Play Dough, or Kinetic Sand. You can see the book by clicking HERE.
You can find the purple mouse puppet by clicking HERE.
Puppet Stage Skills:
|The puppet rack is usually on the carpet behind the stage.|
Just in case you have to justify having a puppet stage and puppets in your classroom, here are the skills students will be practicing:
sequencing a story
re-telling a story
identifying initial sounds
matching the written letter to the initial sound
Do you use puppets in your classroom?
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Remember to "Keep the FUN in the FUNdamentals."
See you all tomorrow.