We always start off by creating a sign. Our signs include any directions and tells which early literacy skills we are practicing. At this station, kids are filling in The Pigeon's word bubble on our worksheet. When they finish writing, they "mail" their worksheet in our mailbox. We have learned that the mailbox is extremely popular. Even if you don't have paper out for the kids to "mail", they will find something. We have found books, dvds, story time crafts, and much more that have been "mailed".
I haven't decided what we will do with our finished products yet. We made binder books out of our dinosaur worksheets and we didn't do anything with our dig ones. I am hoping to somehow tie it into our 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten program as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is one of the books that we promote.
Below are some of our finished products. I like to ask the kids only for their first name so they aren't identifiable. This makes it easier for our community relations specialist to post pictures on Facebook.
This one is honestly my favorite so far. It makes me smile every time I read it.
I am impressed by this one because somebody is definitely familiar with the book series.
I was sharing these with our community relations specialist and she pointed out that almost all of the word bubbles deal with food. It is funny to see what kids are concerned with.
I like the note at the end. It is like 2 people are having a conversation.
This one is great because not only does it deal with food, but she adds in another popular Willems character-Elephant!
These are just some of the results after one week of doing this topic. I hope to have it out until mid-September when our fall story time schedule begins and our Post Office returns.