A: A wise quacker!
If you want to hook your kids, one quick way to do it is to become a stand up comedian, right? These jokes may be loser jokes to you, my readers, but would they work with kids? Probably so (and feel free to use them). For others, [click here].
Another great way to hook your kids is with photos and live video, and if your kids haven’t seen baby ducks hatch, I promise they’ll be very curious if you show them a clip like this one from Youtube, and when you find a topic kids are curious about, you lift their motivation to learn exponentially. Take a moment and check out a few clips. Aren’t they cute?
With Easter coming soon, I thought today I’d pull together ideas and materials to celebrate some of the cutest birds around, ducks, so let’s get this theme started.
Also in the collection to the right, you’ll find Duck and Goose by Tad Hills. I love the Rocket books and this series is great too. There are several titles in the series to choose from too.
Another great series is the Max the Duck series by Jackie Urbanovic. These include Duck Soup, Duck and Cover, Sitting Duck, and Duck at the Door. Kids love silly, and these titles will be a hit. If you’re interested in giving these a try, [here] is a listing of options on TPT.
There are many activity options for Ducks on Pinterest as well as on Teachers Pay Teachers. I started the board below, and I’ll continue to add to it with other freebies and ideas. I just love some of the great art options that you can tie in with any writing project.
From this board, there are a few activities and blog posts that I want to highlight. They are linked to the original URL.
This next set goes with the book, Duck for President. We may be past President’s Day, but you can always tie into what you learned last month as you work into a duck theme. This set by Teacher to the Core is nicely done. It includes graphing options and fluency work.
This book look so cute, and I love materials from 1st Grade Hip Hip Hooray. With this freebie, you can explore data collection and a cute story at the same time.
Finally, I’d like to share an exclusive freebie with you today. Duck Duck Goose is an original poem I’ve written. It includes a printable copy for students, a comprehension/word study practice page, and a visualizing page. I hope you’ll enjoy using it to work on these skills as well as fluency. If you like it, I have a Spring bundle (10 poems) and Yearly bundle (40 poems) in my store. Topics include seasonal topics as well as anytime topics making them easy to integrate into your ELA curriculum or for use in centers.