Mentor Text {4.23.14}

Happy Sunday!  We hope you are enjoying your weekend. This is our last week before Spring Break.  We are definitely excited about that! Today we are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text linky.  The theme is Social Studies.  We chose a book that we use for our study on Earth Day.  Earth Day is about a month away, but we thought this post could give you a jump start if you're interested in doing this fun activity!  We love the book, What a Wonderful World!  It brings Louis Armstrong's song, What a Wonderful World, to life through a fun and colorful puppet show.   

Each year we have our kiddos illustrate a book to accompany the song, What a Wonderful World.   Each student illustrates one part of the song and as we listen to the song we turn the pages and look at each other's artwork.  It always turns out to be a really sweet memento.  We send it home with each family for 1 night once it's complete.  Here are a few examples of the pages:

If you'd like to try this out in your classroom, it's available in our store

Here's a fun FREEBIE you can use for Earth Day:

Have a nice week!


  1. This is one of my favorite songs! I just love what you are doing with your students and it! Thank you for sharing.


  2. Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing it, as I have never seen it before... Love the book idea and your kids' creations. Thanks for the activity sheet as well.

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

  3. What a cute idea!!! I always forget to do much with Earth Day because we are trying to get everything in before state testing! I'll have to remember this

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  5. What a great activity! I have heard great things about that book, but have yet to use it. I will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing! Your product also looks great, so I will have to check it out. I am pretty new to blogging and am running my first giveaway if you are interested.
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