Time Capsules and Knuffle Bunny Suggestions???

I mean could this week get any crazier?!? Seuss week and leap day! I loved the idea of a time capsule for such an occasion as leap day, but it wasn’t quite meshing with Dr. Seuss.  So, I created a unit that would fit the two together just as if they were meant to be!  This was a perfect activity to incorporate into Seuss week and the kiddos had so much fun thinking about all of the possibilities that life has to offer! :) Their predictions of the future and secrets of today were way too cute!  This would also be a super cute end of the year project!

Here is a look at a few of the activities that we worked on today from this mini. After reading Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, the kiddos wrote about their ambitions for the future. They also created a little road map showing the many different paths that they hope to take in life! Such a sweet activity! Both their writing and craftivity will be placed into their time capsule at the end of the week!

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Our Time Capsules

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If you would like to pick up this unit, you can snag it for $1.50 at my shop!

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Last year, my kiddos fell in LOVE with Mo Willems. He has the cutest illustrations and some pretty precious stories…if you ask me! I am working on a little author study/reading and writing unit to incorporate sweet Knuffle Bunny into the classroom! {I am thinking that April will be the perfect time for this little unit!} :) If you have any suggestions or ideas of skills that you would like to see in this unit, let me know! I am open to suggestions! :)

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There are still several hours left in this leap day shopping extravaganza, so grab them while their hot! :) Happy Leap Day!

25 comments:

  1. Oh The Places You'll Go is one of my faves. I LOVE this activity. I'm going to get it today! :)

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

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  2. Wow! What a great way to combine the two "holidays"!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  3. Oh my gosh Hope, I can't get over your creativity. I don't say this enough, but I so enjoy reading your blog. Even though we teach different grade levels, I get so excited when I see you have a new post because I know it will be an awesome idea!
    Kristen

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  4. I love Knuffle Bunny! I can't wait to see what you come up with! :-) Happy Leap Day!

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  5. This is all adorable! Love it.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Lyndsey
    A Year of Many Firsts

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  6. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing! Knuffle Bunny is good for an inferencing lesson.

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  7. Just downloaded Oh the Places You'll Go today from TpT! I'm so excited to use it in my classroom! Thanks for such awesome work. You never disappoint me :)

    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

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  8. For Knuffle Bunny, I take photographs around our school. I print them in black and white (8x10). The kids then make "cartoons" of themselves with crayons and markers and place them "in" (on) the scene. Then, they write about why they love that part of our school. The pictures look so much like the illustrations in Knuffle Bunny!

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  9. I love the time capsule activity you made to go with Oh The Places You'll Go! I just purchased it from your TpT store. Thanks for all the creativity! I love the photograph graphic novel idea that Lisa Mar suggested! That would be fun and personal. I also think that connections would be a good strategy to tie into this series. You could make great text to text as well as text to self connections. Can't wait to see what you create.

    Shannon

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  10. Hope - these are great! I love your blog and can't believe I wasn't already a follower. I have seen it before from another blog and thought I became a follower - my bad! Love your blog and your dedication to teaching. I am officially your newest follower now :o)
    Have a great weekend.
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  11. My kids love the pigeon books by Mo Willems. We are making a class book called "Don't Let the Pigeon..." for our class auction project. I can't wait to see your Knuffle Bunny ideas. :)

    Kelly

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  12. I enjoy reading your blog! I nominated you for an award! Come on over to accept it!

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  13. I've given you an award! Come on over to check it out!

    ~Ashlee

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  14. Lisa, I did the same thing with the pictures. The kids loved drawing themselves and then putting their drawings on b/w pictures of the playground. I am excited to look at the Knuffle Bunny unit. Love your blog!

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  15. Love the Knuffle Bunny and Time Capsule idea! :)
    TeachPrayLove

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  16. Do you still have this on TPT? I was trying to purchase it but am not finding it!! My email is jdennis@msd321.com

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  17. I would like to know if this unit is still for sale! I would love to do the Oh The Places You'll Go activity this week! My email is katheryn_massey@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

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  18. Hey, I'm so interested in getting this unit for my 2nd graders next week. Is there any way I can get it from you? The link to teacherspayteachers wasn't working at all :( my email is jesserichter37@hotmail.com Thank you so much!

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  19. I would like to do this "Oh the Places You'll Go" Time Capsule for an EOY activity but can't find it on TPT either ... and I've done specific searches for it. If you could e-mail me, I'd love to have it! cmoseley@mckinneyisd.net

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  20. I loved your "Oh the Places You'll Go" activity and I went to your tpt store and could not find it. Is there anyway I can get it? I would really love to use it in my class. My email is janet.choiii@gmail.com. Thank you so much!!

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  21. I use the Time Capsule that I purchased from you two years ago every school year but this year I can't get it, it disappeared because of "copyright issue" I trip to re-purchase the capsule but I can't even get to it anymore on TPT, could you explain to me how I can buy this document from you again. I am not sure what happened but my kids love it every year. Please let me know what I can do. Esobel@bengamlapalmbeach.org
    Thank you,

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  22. I would also love to purchase this. It is no longer on TPT. Could you email me: angela.patterson@canyonsdistrict.org

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  23. I, too, would love to purchase this and am unable to find it on TPT. I can be reached at jwalter@sainthenryschool.org. Thank you!

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