Do your students adore Pigeon by Mo Willems? I know mine do! Your students will LOVE getting to take Pigeon home and be his babysitter with this take-home bag! It’s a fun way for your students to read and write at home!
After reading any (or all!) of the Pigeon books by Mo Willems, you will tell your students that Pigeon cannot be left at school alone at night because he gets into trouble when he isn’t supervised. He needs to have a babysitter and you were wondering if they could help!
As an extension reading and writing activity, each student will have the chance to take Pigeon home to babysit him (a printable Pigeon is included in the packet if you don't own the stuffed animal pigeon). The journal pages allow students to write about their time with Pigeon as well as create their own Pigeon story! All of the instructions are included in a letter from Pigeon that goes in the front of the journal. Name tags are included for students to write their names on, so that you can pull their names out to see who gets to take Pigeon home. The student who has Pigeon will bring the bag back to school to share with the class--this is a great speaking and listening activity as well as a fun way to connect home and school! It is also perfect for a Mo Willems unit, a class pet, or for the Star of the Week!
Altogether this packet includes:
-Instructions on making and using the take-home bag
-Journal Cover (in color & black and white)
-Instruction Letter from Pigeon (in color & black and white)
-name cards (for choosing a student each day-in color & black and white)
-a printable Pigeon (incase you don't have a stuffed animal Pigeon-in color & black and white)
I hope your students enjoy this take-home bag as much as mine do! Let me know if you have any questions!
Click HERE to see how I use this in my classroom!
If you have any questions please let me know!