I recently heard from a school that was reading The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester to kick off a school-wide read-aloud event.
To celebrate, they did art projects that involved frog finger puppets. They also raffled off this great frog:
|Raffling off a giant frog|
Another school reading the same book (down in my home state of South Carolina) formed a special reading group called The Fantastics.
That same school used The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis as their theme book. They formed a group called Velma's Vocabulary Group.
And one of their teachers dressed up as Velma for the school's Book Character Show.
How great is this!!??
|Velma from The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis|
And a school in California told me that the kids now use one of Velma's lines as their call to silence and attention:
"I've had it up to HERE!"
See why I write for children?