I would like to introduce you to: Pie Guy (the adventures of an American Pie).
This poetic tale begins to unfold around the holidays celebrated in America. In Pumpkin Plea, it begins when a frightened pumpkin addresses a crowd of his fellow
pumpkins.“Pumpkins big, pumpkins small, pumpkins, pumpkins, one and all gather round this tale of fear that happens each and every year…”
In this monologue, this unknown pumpkin explains the
customs of Halloween while encouraging pumpkins everywhere
to …“Do something to catch their eye so at least they’ll save you for Thanksgiving Pie!!!” Well, in tale #2, Thanksgiving Pie, that’s exactly what happens when Pie Guy is born…“I made it I’m Thanksgiving Pie they saved me who knows why!”
Thus, the illustrious life of Pie Guy begins… Each subsequent tale describes all the major American holidays through the eyes of Pie Guy and his new friend Peachy.
There’s a story for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Fourth of July. (There's even a bonus for the last day of school since most kids aren't in school for Fourth of July.)
Since I'm a Special Education Teacher, I had my reading resource group (5 kids) memorize and perform for their classrooms. They loved it and learned about public speaking, fluency and performing, Plus, they got out of their comfort zones which built their confidence. One child with Selective Mutism was singing and performing in front of her class by the middle of the year! Kids would memorize one stanza and then pass the story along to another student. We would choose a Pie Guy and a Peachy and all would dress in costumes. We would bring props and candy to
pass out to the classrooms we performed in. At the end ofthe year, we had a pie party and celebrated. We had pies donated from the local grocery store and had a great time! One year we had a different holiday pie after each time we
performed. Pie Guy is not only a hit but it's a delicious way to learn about the holidays! I hope you'll enjoy Pie Guy as much as I have creating and performing it! This series includes poem pages forreading, PowerPoints for reading as a group while looking at illustrations and movies with sounds, music and
narration provided! Enjoy!