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Lesson Plans


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Ruth Wilson (RWilson)
Fri, 03 Apr 1998 06:08:16 -0700

Here's a favorite unit I do with kindies: Puppets. I have about 20 to 24
kindies in a class. I have 10 6th.graders come at the kindie time to
help. Every 6th grader picks 2 kinies to help. One time I asked for
donations of socks ( those annoying ones that you have that you will
never find the mate of). The kindies selected a sock and then with the
6th. grader's help cut paper or felt to make and glue on eyes, nose,
etc. Then we pulled through the top yarn hair with a kid's plastic
needle. The older students helped later to reinforce their glue with hot
glue (they have permission slips on file). Another was when I asked
parents to donate old ties. We did the same to make them into snake
puppets. Glued on the face, and decorated the bodies by cutting and
gluing down cut or torn shapes of shiny paper. When done, my 6th.
graders put a coat hanger wire through the tie and bent to give a wiggly
body, then strung them in a few places to a stick that held the puppet
(like a marrionette), the kindies played with them after I read them the
story of Jimmy's Boa Constrictor. Ruth