Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Create Your Own Monster

I read Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems aloud to my 1st graders. Then they had to go to PIXIE/Paint and create their own monster. After they complete their monster, the 1st graders will type a sentence describing the monster. Before they go to the computer and type, we will discuss what describing words are. I'll post an example when the typing is finished.



  1. Do you have the postcard and book ad templates available?

  2. My son lived at home when this book came out. He had lots of dead tennis balls. He sawed a"mouth" along part of one of the seams and I took the balls to first graders who made them into puppets with googly eyes and yarn hair. When you squeeze the ball the puppet opens and closes his mouth. It was lots of laughs.