Monday, June 13, 2011

Elephant and Piggie

So a while ago, I confessed my obsession with the Pigeon books.  Read about it here and here.  And...if you are a Mo Willems fanatic like me, you know about Elephant and Piggie.  Mo is a genius.  He is hilarious.  He is my students' favorite author.  Elephant and Piggie have made my non-readers, readers.  Talk about amazing!  Today (yes we are still in school) we made some Piggies and Geralds and paired up to read some Elephant and Piggie books.  Here are some pictures I snapped of the fun!

Here are just a few of the titles.
We did a character study of Piggie and Gerald for one of our Reading Workshop mini lessons.  We added words to describe both Piggie and Gerald.  My kids thought I had Mo sneak into our classroom to draw these.  Heeeheehee!

We free-handed some Geralds and Piggies.  Aren't they cute?  Not so sure about Gerald's ears, though.  They look more like horns, don't they?
Then we read elbow to elbow and knee to knee (EEKK).  Piggie reads the pink speech bubbles and Gerald reads the gray speech bubbles.  Adorable!

If you have not discovered Piggie and Gerald yet, get on over to your local book store or Amazon and buy them up!  They will be a hit in your classroom!


Jill said...

I looooove Elephant and Piggie! Those books are SO FUNNY! I was reading them with one of my very low first graders last year, and I was dying laughing and he was looking at me like I was crazy! This activity is super cute. Thanks for sharing!

Magnificent Multiagers!

Dana said...

My kids and I LOVE Elephant and Piggie! They're hilarious!

3rd Grade Gridiron

Lynn said...

I just discovered Elephant and Piggie this year. We loved the book We Are in a Book. Will have to try to make freehand faces next year. I just about had died from joy because I went to a used book sale and they had Elephant and Piggie books for sale!!!!

Miss W said...

We LOVE Elephant and Piggy! What a great idea! I could do this with some of my higher readers towards the end of the year.

Miss W

Miss W Teaches