Thursday, January 12, 2012

What's Happening ?!?!?!

Hi Bloggy Friends! Kerri here...
Do you read the Tacky the Penguin books to your class?? Of course you do!! Who wouldn't?? They are absolutely hysterical and probably my all-time favorite series of books to read to my kids. I went on AMAZON and STOP. THE. PRESSES...there are 2 Tacky books that I do not own (well, didn't own. Of course, I ordered them the minute I saw them. Because, as my husband tells me, I HAVE A PROBLEM.) they are...Seriously, have I been under a rock or what!! I can't WAIT until they come in the mail. (insert giddy squeal!!)

 Well, today we made our Tacky Art, which I have been making for years and is one of my all-time faves, and they came out RIDICULOUSLY silly, of course. Many of my kids asked if they could do "CRAZY" eyes, cause you know Tacky is an ODD bird, so of course I said SURE!! Here they are...

I used scrapbook paper from the dollar spot at Target for the shirts, because we didn't have time to design our own shirts. Come to think of it, we forgot to add his bowtie too. Oh Barnacles! Too bad...

I also wanted to share the most beautiful, sweet, kind thing my room mom has been making for me. Every few weeks, from September, she will hand sew a little piece of fruit out of wool and put it on my front table. It has become a little game for the kids to come in and see if there is any new fruit in the bowl. One of my boys found an old piece of green felt on the floor before Christmas and was all excited to give it to her so she could make a strawberry with it, and yesterday, I found a strawberry in the bowl!! This is SERIOUSLY one of the most thoughtful things any parent has ever done for me. Take a looksie!

Aren't they precious?? I appreciate her so so much. I wish I could knit cute little things like that, but ALAS, all I can do is sew on a button.

That's it for today, friends!! Thank you a GINORMOUS bunch to those of you who have already purchased my Arctic Life Unit. I can't wait to bust it out starting next week with my little friends!!

Of course, I will be making some FREEBIES to go along with this unit, and I'll be back this weekend with other fun stuff!! TGI almost F!!


Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

I LOVE Tacky! I was surprised to see there are a couple of Tacky books I don't own either :) I can't wait to check out your great TPT items, they are too cute! If you have time, please check out our new blog, we are having a $25 giftcard giveaway :)

Lisa :)
Made In The Shade In Second Grade

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

This is so cute!!
Lovin' those penguins!
First Grade Blue SKies

Jennifer said...

My husband says I have a book buying problem too! (And a shoe buying problem....) There's no such thing! What a great parent gift. You will ALWAYS remember that! So cool!

Rowdy in First Grade

Lloyd Sisters said...

Hello! I love Tacky the Penguin books. Did you have tracers for the kids? How did they cut out the pieces. I'm trying to think of a cute craft for my class as well as my daughter's kindergarten class. I love these cute little penguins!! :)

Traci said...

LOVE Tacky!
Your bulletin board looks adorable.
♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

tchpeace said...

Love, Love, LOVE your Tacky the Penguins! My class would love to do this too! Do you have tracers to share??


Kristin said...

I don't have those Tacky books either!! Amazon, here I come!
I love how you were using Tacky verbage throughout this post. LOVE IT! :)
And your penguins are so cute!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Ms. Chrissy B said...

I LOVE your Tackys!!

And the fruit was adorable.

Buzzing with Ms. B

Lindsey W said...

I knew there was a Tacky Christmas book that I got in my scholastic book orders but I didn't know about the Camp one! I think I'll order it today :-) It's not a problem :-)
Whyte Water

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