Saturday, October 8, 2011

Whoooo's In First Grade?

I've been meaning to post about this (and a long list of other things) but things have been all kinds of crazy (good, but crazy). Since I don't believe in the "you're only allowed to post 1 time a day" rule... maybe I'll accomplish a few of those posts this weekend.

A couple weeks ago, I read The Little White Owl to my class. It is a fabulous book that relates to a variety of topics (friendship, appreciating differences, everyone has different strengths, discovering the good in everyone, having the courage to let your strengths shine).

I used this book during my writer's workshop time to go with the "All About Me" line poems my students were writing. Their line poems consisted of a list of words that would help the reader learn something about the student. Each poem had to start with the student's name and end with the student's name.

the name of the student is covered on the first line and the last line
You can click on the image below if you'd like to download the blank form.

After we finished the poems, each student made their own owl.  They LOVED making their own owl and they turned out so darn cute!  I'll definitely use this book and do this project again next year.

Here is an example of the whole project put together.  

The weather is beautiful in Michigan today!  I'm headin' out to enjoy it with my kids.  Happy Saturday! 


  1. I do not know this story!!!! I have to get it now! And your owls are UH-DORABLE!!!!!!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. I'm a Michigander too - just starting off in the blog world. Love yours!!!!! Can't even begin to imagine having that many followers...I'm sitting on lonely 'ol

    Oh - LOVE your owls!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce In First Grade

  3. LOVE this story! One of my first graders bought it for me last year!

    Rowdy in First Grade

  4. I LOVE this book! I like how your added in the poem and owl project. How did you make your owls? They are too darn cute!