Thursday, April 5, 2012

6 Disgusting Chapter Books for Kids

Calvin Coconut: Zoo BreathZoo Breath by Graham Salisbury
For a class project, Calvin and a friend study smells, with the goal of de-stinking Calvin’s dog before his mother makes him get rid of it.
Stink and the Midnight Zombie WalkStink and the Midnight Zombie Walk by Megan McDonald
Stink's school counts down to the release of a new zombie book with lots of zombie-related events and activities.
How to Eat Fried WormsHow to Eat Fried Worms  by Thomas Rockwell
Billy makes a bet that he can eat fifteen worms in fifteen days, then comes up with different ways to make them go down easier.
Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth GradeJack on the Tracks  by Jack Gantos
In fifth grade, one of Jacks's many worries is his fascination with all things disgusting. 
Shoo, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy)Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
When Buzz goes on a picnic without him, Fly Guy searches for his own version of a perfect meal. 
Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, #1)Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton
Frannie must save the day when an experiment gone awry causes a school lunch to come to life as a monster.

Gettin' Crafty Post #17: Printable Faces

I haven't been doing many Gettin' Crafty posts lately, because all my crafts have been tied into my read-aloud programs. But occasionally, I still do a walk-in craft. This one was simple, but allowed a lot of creativity.

I. Supplies
*Printables came from

II. Prep
I made an example, and printed the handouts. That was it!

III. Process
The idea I had in mind was for the kids to use the faces as inspiration for creating their own characters. Most of them didn't seem interested in the white paper at all, though, and many just colored and cut the faces. The printables I used all had two pages of bodies to mix and match with the faces, but I thought it was pointless to just assemble those, so I left it open-ended. I don't think it was our most popular craft, but it was a good, easy idea, and I'll definitely use it again. I also want to make flannel board pieces out of the faces!
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