Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Who Doesn't Love a Little Mr. Putter?

How many of you are Treasures teachers?  When I was in first grade, we just randomly used the stories that went along with it.  Well second grade is slightly different. It's kindof like the Bible in my life right now.  I am making due and actually, the literature is pretty great so far! I'd never actually read any of Cynthia Rylant's "Mr. Putter and Tabby" stories before but they are fantastic!  What a loveable set of characters!

In the story Mr. Putter and Tabby eat a LOT of english muffins and drink a LOT of tea.  Many of my kids weren't familiar with those things so we did a little taste test. Mr. Putter eats his english muffins with jam and Tabby eats his with cream cheese so we did the same and compared the results. I should have taken pictures, but I was exhausted!  And I am NOT a tea drinker, so I'm pretty sure it was not delicious, and most of my kids said they weren't really huge fans either.  It's honestly due to my really lacking culinary ability, more than anything else.  Then we worked on the vocab from the story and did some comparing and contrasting of the characters.  Last, we read a bunch of their of other stories and compared those!  Whew!  It was a BUSY week!

I just posted all of these activities on TpT if you're interested.

Pick up a Mr. Putter book sometime.  It will melt your heart.