First Grade Teacher Encourages Learning & Creativity Through Sock Puppets
Bilingual First Grade Teacher Encourages Creativity & Learning While Kids are Home Through Sock Puppets
Creativity Through Sock Puppets?
That is exactly what Dual Language teacher, Ms. Pam Quevedo, did for the end of the school year for her first grade classroom.
The students were invited to a contest for “the best sock puppet” that children’s author, Lisa Caprelli created to do a test pilot during home isolation.
The top six puppet submissions are invited to appear on the next two kids’ show episodes of Unicorn Jazz – “The THING I Do.”
The top three puppet submissions receive a Spanish Unicornio Jazz children’s book by author Caprelli. The honorable mentions and the entire puppet entries will receive a combination of special coloring page printables by Unicorn Jazz. Everyone receives an autographed greeting card for participating.
THESE TOP 3 PUPPET INTRODUCTIONS WILL BE FEATURED ON MAY 28, 2020 – SHOW BLOG
THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN FOR STUDENTS TO CREATE THEIR OWN PUPPETS!
“I enjoyed having my students create the puppets because they got to free play with no instructions and let their imagination do the hard work. This was not a lesson or a standard; it was for pure enjoyment, and sometimes kids need that.
Creative play, whether in games or art, opens the mind to exploring new possibilities and ways of looking at things. I am proud of my young scholars!” ~Pam Quevedo
INTERVIEW BY NINA SPARKLES PUPPET and THE WINNERS WILL BE SHOWN ON MAY 28, 2020 THE THING I DO SHOW
If you would like to participate in more sock puppet submission or create new ideas, Teacher Pam is here to the rescue! Thanks to her, we have a step by step directions and ideas available in English and in Spanish. With parent permission, we can help guide you to more sock puppet fun.
And even if you do not want to enter your puppet in our kids show, you can still have fun making these creative puppets together! Contact us or teacher Pam Quevedo, Sparkles of Hope Ambassador for Unicorn Jazz for step by step instructions on what she did for her students.
The average child’s attention span is 3 to 5 minutes for each year of their age. When it comes to literacy and learning, you have to get creative in order to keep kids engaged. Puppets are the perfect tool to make reading fun! Books are better when they are read with energy, exciting tones and funny voices. Even if you’re a shy reader, a puppet can become your alter-ego! Kids use their imagination to separate the real speaker from the puppet. So grab a sock, a few buttons–whatever you’d like and bring your new puppet friend to life! ~Keyana Martinez, The Storytime Box
El promedio de atención del niño es de 3 a 5 minutos por cada año de su edad. Cuando se trata de alfabetización y aprendizaje, debes ser creativo para mantener a los niños interesados. ¡Los títeres son la herramienta perfecta para hacer que la lectura sea divertida! Los libros son mejores cuando se leen con energía, tonos emocionantes y voces divertidas. ¡Incluso si eres un lector tímido, un títere puede convertirse en tu alter ego! Los niños usan su imaginación para separar al orador real del títere. ¡Así que toma un calcetín, algunos botones, lo que quieras y dale vida a tu nuevo amigo títere!
En Español, by Pam Quevedo:
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