October Bulletin Board Idea

Something I saw on Pinterest this summer inspired this bulletin board (I’m sorry–I don’t remember where I saw it!)  To launch our mini-unit about mysteries, we made silhouettes of enlarged pictures of some book characters we thought many of our K-3 students would recognize.

We have contest entry forms numbered 1-8, and all forms that have all eight answers correct will be entered into a random drawing for a prize at the end of the month.

We’ll also be having students put their arm into our mystery box (blindfolded) to see if they can guess what objects are inside (dice, emery board, etc.).  It’s amazing how the birthday party games of your youth can come in handy!

Farewell, Mr. Sendak

Renowned author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83.  Though he might be most famous for his Caldecott Award-winning book Where the Wild Things Are, I always loved his illustrations for Elsa Minarik’s Little Bear series, and his book Chicken Soup with Rice.  When I was a second grade teacher we often performed Chicken Soup as a class.