Friday, July 15, 2011

Another Class Book

I made this book with my kids last year and they loved to look through it all year. It wasn't my idea though. I'm sure found it somewhere on the internet last summer but I have no clue where.

 My writing (in green pen) says "drawing on my desk" beside the top picture and "reading a book" beside the bottom picture.
Here it is closer up.


On the first day or two when we create our classroom rules and discuss school rules I always read No David! and David Goes to School. Then I have the kids model the correct way to do certain things in our class and the incorrect way. You know they always love demonstrating the wrong way to act! Next I gave each child one of these sheets and they drew themselves doing something or acting in a way that they shouldn't and then on the bottom they drew themselves doing something correctly. As I walked around to see their drawings they dictated what was happening in the picture and I wrote it on the page. I know this is very kindergarten-ish, but on the 1st or 2nd day of 1st grade I thought I'd do the writing part for them. Then I just put them in page protectors and stuck them in a pronged folder and voila! We had a book about following rules to refer to all year.

Click image to open. Of course you could easily make your own in a different font if you wanted, but here it is anyway.

9 comments:

  1. Cute. I had a student last year named David who REFUSED to write or draw anything until I showed him the No, David! books and he ended up making his own series of No, David books based on his personal shenanigans... of which there were plenty to choose from :). This would have been great for him!

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  2. Cute! Thanks for sharing!

    www.dishingitoutkandfirst.blogspot.com

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  3. Cute idea! I think starting the kids on something they would feel successful at is a great way to start the school year.

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  4. This is a really cute idea! I just discovered your blog for the first time. I love it!

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  5. Thanks so much for the cute ideas!! I love class books!! Your blog is darling!!
    BusyBees

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  6. So cute...thanks for sharing

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  7. I just started following! Love it! So cute and simple! Any chance you will share a cover for the classbook?? eden_capps@scps.k12.fl.us

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  8. That's super cute! I just might have my kids to that. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love classroom books. I love David. I love this. Thanks!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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