Sunday, April 13, 2014

Treasures unburied from a 42-year collection of teaching materials!

Just in time for the special weeks ahead, I have finally located this set of Peter Rabbit finger puppets which I created many years ago.  I still have the patterns if anyone would like to borrow them.  About 30 years ago, my Monroe, New Hampshire kindergarten class, assisted by a terrific music teacher, performed for their "graduation"  "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," adapted by L. E. Watters, it says on my handwritten copy of the script, which I also finally found.  

My googling could not turn up more information on this adaptation, but if someone can share that I would appreciate it.  I turned the play into a Readers' Theater script with songs and would be happy to share that, too.  I will keep hunting for photos of that adorable performance and may be able to add them soon.

I've not often used Beatrix Potter books for storytime because of the tiny illustrations  A few years ago I did powerpoints of two favorites: _Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle_ and _Jemima Puddleduck_ and those were fun to present, but the joy of using the document camera to share _Peter Rabbit_ with our wonderful Pre-K students on Friday was tremendous!

Here is another springtime favorite:

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited to see that you are introducing your little learners to the world of Beatrix Potter. As you may recall, I collected and used her books and collectibles in my librarian days. I would be most honored to loan them to you for your lessons this year.