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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Holidays!

My favorite read-aloud of this year's holiday season would have to be Margie Palatini and Richard Egielski's Three French Hens. I only took elementary school French, but the kids were mighty impressed with my accent. And who doesn't love doing a silly accent for kids?

Plotline is as such-- three French hens are lost in the mail on the third day of Christmas. Believing themselves to have found the true love they were intended for, they arrive at Mr. Fox's in the Bronx. Mr. Fox is very hungry and plays the part, but he can't eat the hens because they're so nice to him (and provide many great perks such as warm baths, cozy tuffets, and French food). In the end they are all friends, but can't accept his Christmas presents because they are "kosher chickens". Lots of fun all around-- and great vocabulary for older kids.

One of my Scholastic Academy classes gave me holiday snowflakes today. These are my favorites.

I was particularly impressed with this one, so here are some up-close details. Art interpretations are up for grabs. My personal interpretation is that there are two things going on here. The first is Santa or Jesus giving a child a present which illicits a monster, "YES". The second is two kings driving a school bus full of children while shooting love torpedoes.


Eric said...

Thanks for sharing the snowflakes. It put a smile on my face.

Anonymous said...

You should share the images on your other blog too.