Letter of The Week D d !

Duck D !

We went to story time at our local library the other day and since getting home my son has been singing this song . So to go along with the all the quacking at our house we made a duck! I used to use it in my classroom to teach French but I will spare you my bad accent , the video of the English version is below.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some construction paper( white and a tiny bit of orange) , feathers, a googley eye, some markers or paint, scissors, and glue.
  2. Start by drawing a large D on the construction paper.
  3. Have your child color the D with markers or paint.
  4. While they do that cut out a beak from the orange paper. Also now that I see it done I should have rounded the beak.. oh well!
  5. Cut the D out – I forgot to do this at this stage and it was way harder to do it later, learn from my oops!
  6. Add glue for the eye.
  7. Pop the eye on.
  8. Add the glue for the beak
  9. Add the beak
  10. Add a good long line of glue for the feathers
  11. Pop on as many as you want ! Let dry.

Song!

Six little ducks that I once knew,
fat ones, skinny ones, and fair ones too,
but the one little duck with the feather on his back,
he led the others with a quack quack quack!
Quack, quack , quack,
he lead the others with a quack quack quack!

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Books

” Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow” by Australian author Chris McKimmie is a whimsical book, that may get some parents wondering if the author is a creative genius or an avid drinker. Kids will love the silly storyline and adults will enjoy the bits of dry wit put in especially for them. There are a few terms that are not seen often in the United States so this book would also be a fun one to use while teaching an international theme. I loved it!

“One Duck Stuck” by Phyllis Root looks like an everyday book , but inside you will find a brilliantly repetitive storyline, that promotes teamwork, and mathematical skills! Young toddlers all the way up to school age kids will love to read a long, announcing “Still stuck !” through out the story. My students a few years ago were nuts about this book and yours will be too!


” Duck on a Bike” by David Shannon tickles my funny bone. I love this book, the message is awesome too. Just because it’s never been done before doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try! Also how cute is a duck riding a bike? The illustrations are amazing and your child will love the farm animals and the tractor at the end. Oh and please tell me I am not the only one waiting for “Duck on a Tractor” ? I’d buy it in a heartbeat !

Letter of the Week ! Dd !

Dragon Ds!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some construction paper, red tissue paper, a marker, a googly eye , glue and scissors.
  2. Draw a big fat D with your marker, have your child color it of you want and cut it out.
  3. While your child is coloring it, cut out small triangles to make the dragon’s spikes!
  4. Glue along the straight side of the D.
  5. Add the triangles.
  6. Cut out a small circle add it for an eye, glue the googly eye on top.
  7. Cut out some tissue paper fire
  8. Glue on to finish the dragon D !

Books!

” The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch is one of my favorite children’s books ever. It’s sassy so be prepared but it’s got a wonderful message under it’s sassiness! Girls can be strong, can outwit dragons and don’t need a man! I love it!!

” Puff the Magic Dragon” by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton is a beautiful book. The illustrations are outstanding and a perfect accompaniment to such a beautiful story and children’s classic!