Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Monsters and Mystery Words

I have some terrific supportive parents in my class this year!  One of my parents sent in a *huge* box of envelopes, along with a craft suggestion: Monster bookmarks that eat your page!  Love it!  Here's the examples my student brought in from home:
Kisses!

Scary Teeth!
Here's what we did:
1. Seal the envelope closed.  
2. Cut the corners off, making sure each corner is big enough to decorate.

Cut the corners
Make 4 per envelope
 3. Use a contrasting color paper to create teeth, eyes, etc.
We traded the scraps from our envelopes to make teeth!
  4. Get out of their way!  The kids had such great ideas!
We scrounged around in the recycling bin for small scraps, too!
adding teeth
I was informed that this one is a ninja
Sorry for the glare - they were in a ziplock bag to go home
Variety of fangs and teeth
5. Remind them to use them on a book!  :)  We did figure out that they make cool finger puppets, too.  Just   sayin'.

11 comments:

  1. How cute! Thanks for sharing. Our classroom is a monster theme this year. Hmmm... ;)

    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

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  2. Cute idea! Very nice of that parent to send you in the supplies :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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    1. Thanks! I have some fantastic parent volunteers this year; I am quite blessed. :)

      ~Jen

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  3. Great idea! These would be so much fun to make.
    -Megan

    First Grade Magic

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    1. They were fun to make, and the kids have been using them with the books in their read to self box. :)

      ~Jen

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  4. SO cute! I am following you now as well! I am new to the blogging world and learning things each day! It's so neat teachers are able to collaborate this way! It makes me excited! A couple things I noticed on your blog that I would love to have on mine... You have a button and links for your labels... are these things hard to do? Thanks for any help you can give me!!

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    1. None of it was incredibly difficult, but my hubby will tell you I did spend a lot of time on them! ;) The best way I found to learn more is to visit the Teaching Blog Addict (TBA) forums, and see the tutorials others have listed. Best of luck!
      ~Jen

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