They are actually in L.O.V.E. with Mo Willems! We started reading the Pigeon books two weeks ago and we had them HOOK, LINE, and SINKER! We started off with all four (well five since I have one board book) Pigeon books. If you haven't read these guys to your firsties, add them to your list! They are so funny and engaging. Especially since he writes them so the reader will interact with the text, GENIUS! :) In honor of our last Pigeon book we read, , I made these sweet little treats for our firsties.
These little guys were on sale at Joann's! I was able to make about 38 or so pigeon heads from one bag.
This time I melted these candy melts according to the instructions. I know, I know... I've watched my mom melt these things since I was a little girl and I thought I could do it in my sleep. hehehe.. NOPE They put directions on there for a reason. :)
I used the little scooper to help me dole out the "pigeon head". I only used about half of what was in the scooper because I then pressed a white-ish (they actually had fun-fetti or something in them) candy melt in the center.
I used this guy for the pupil. :) I didn't need nearly as much black. I think I used 1/4 the bag and still had a lot left over.
The finished product. :) My girls said, "He needs a beak!" Not sure what I would have done for that. Any ideas????? I'm thinking about having these at our next writing celebration!
We've also done a following directions activity with our firsties on making a pigeon. It went over well with about half of our groups. At the last second I remembered that I had these speech and thinking bubbles that I bought at Target in the spring I think. Maybe it was the fall. I can't remember. Anyhoo.... We decided to have all the groups write something in the bubbles. This was from one of our lowest guys! He did it on his own!
"Leave me ALONE" I told this firstie that I NEED that on a shirt because sometimes I just feel that way. :)
We've also been discussing Text and Illustrating Features.
We made this chart together. Well.... I drew what they told me. :)
Click this picture for your copy! :)