Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fun with Scaredy Squirrel

This week for my summer reading program I selected some of the new books that arrived the last couple weeks of school. I just saved them to display in August.

I read:

Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey   This is the delightful tale of Hally Tosis who has horrible dog breath. Her owners decide to get rid of her until one day, she saves the day.

Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt   Scaredy tries to stay awake because he's afraid he'll have a nightmare.

Scaredy Suirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt   Scaredy has issues with the idea of going camping. You know quick sand, mosquitoes, and the three bears!

Of course we had to do a little activity. The kids who have been attending my summer reading program range from 3 to 8 years old so I needed to find something simple but fun. I decided to have them make a Scaredy Squirrel mask.  I found the "How to draw Scaredy Squirrel" on Ms. Watt's website, but I didn't think my 3 year old's would like it. So I drew Scaredy and turned him into a mask.

click here to download from google docs

I printed the masks onto white card stock. Then the kids colored Scaredy. With the help of parents and grand-parents, we cut out the mask and removed the eyes. I cut slits in the sides to hold the ribbon, and here's the finished masks! I thought they turned out really cute.

Happy Reading!


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    1. your ideas for summer reading, and I am wondering if any of these books would work well for the Linky I am doing about the Six Traits of Writing. Scaredy Squirrel is the one that pops out. If you think of book titles that would work well for generating Ideas, I'd love more blogger participation. We're using the Six Traits of Writing intensely this fall, so I'm looking for any titles/information for the teachers in my building. If you're interested, add any titles that you think apply.
      PS...tried to give my blog link, but I just haven't figured out how to do it!! Here's the blog

  2. Cute ideas. I wish their was a Scaredy Squirrel about reading. My nephew wants to avoid it as much as possible which makes me very sad. Also, I'm having a linkup party on my blog. Feel free to join in!

  3. I love Hally Tosis... Dav Pilkey is so clever! Scaredy Squirrel rocks, too! I just recently fell in love with him. I think he suffers from Anxiety and OCD... kind of like me! lol. :-)

  4. I love your Scaredy Squirrel! I did a lesson where we wrote our own Scaredy Squirrel book. We called it Scaredy Second Grader. The Second Grader didn't want to leave second grade. It was so fun! I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin. Kaylynn

  5. Thanks for the comments ladies. I just love Scaredy!


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