The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama
Don’t Take Your Snake for a Stroll by Karin Ireland and illustrated by David Catrow
Creative Writing and Drawing Peculiar Pets Activity
Draw a picture of any animal you think would make a peculiar pet (the sky is the limit… this could be a giraffe, a crocodile, a flamingo) and write what you would name it and what kinds of things you imagine you would do with your peculiar pet. If you would like to share a photo of your work, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them on this page!
Some fun stories and a bit of creative writing or drawing!
I chose some funny books about time travelling and dinosaurs to read today. They are;
We’re Back! – A Dinosaur Story by Hudson Talbott
Time Train by Paul Fleischman, illustrations by Claire Ewart
Activity – Creative writing or drawing
We will use these books to springboard some creative writing or drawing!
For our younger students or students who struggle with writing you will DRAW a picture of something that could happen if you went back in time to visit the dinosaurs or if dinosaurs came to our time to visit us.
For our students who are comfortable with writing you will write it as a short story. Make sure it is ORIGINAL, we don’t want to hear the books I just read re-told. Imagine something that could happen if you went back in time to visit dinosaurs or if they came to the future to visit you!
If you’d like to share them here, email them to me at email@example.com
One of my favourite picture book artists right now is French artist Benjamin Chaud who worked with French author, Davide Cali, to create a hilarious series of books about excuses. The one I read with our grade 3 and 4 students is called I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…
After reading the book to students I set them to work creating their own silly excuses and doodles in just 10 minutes.
They then got the opportunity to share their excuses with the class, which they were all very excited to do.
They had so much fun with this activity and it was so easy to pull off. Their amazing excuses are on display in the hall downstairs. Make sure to check them out so you don’t get fooled when you hear them in class.