Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Porcupine Named Fluffy!

Hello Everyone!
Ahhhh! Back from a week of total relaxation at Surfside Beach, South Carolina! Well, as relaxing as jet skiing, parasailing, body surfing, golfing, and beach bocce can be, that is!  You have to remember that I have two boys (20 and 24) as well as a husband who don't get into just laying around on the beach like I would love to do!  I did sneak in a little reading and shelling, though!! Priceless time with my sweet guys!! Peace, Love and Sandy Toes!!!
Now back to sizzling Texas and getting ready for school!! :)
Today I worked on a unit that centers around another of my favs for the beginning of the year and all the fun we have just getting to know each other, Helen Lester's A Porcupine Named Fluffy!!  I am in love with this book as it teaches so many things, problem solving, acceptance, friendship, and how special our names are!  I giggle myself every time I read this book!! The illustrations by Lynn Munsinger, are absolutely precious!  In my unit I have included many different kinds of Reader's Response activities, a Reader's theater script, a craft connection with patterns, and a few other things!  I hope you can use this for your beginning of the year celebrations or maybe during a study on animals later in the year! :0)

Talk to you soon!! 
Stay Fluffy!!


  1. Thank you so much for such a this all kinds of cuteness freebie! Many teachers would have put it in their tpt store.... you are sharing your talents for free and I soooooo appreciate it!

  2. Nancy,
    This unit is adorable! I love Fluffy! You are awesome!
    Corinna :)

  3. You can then do a text to text connection with How Do You Hug a Porcupine by Laurie Isop.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  4. Glad you had a great vacation. I LOVE Fluffy too. These are great activities. My kiddos will love them. Thanks for sharing.
    Sheree Peterson

  5. Just found your blog! Thanks so much for sharing this for free, it will be an awesome addition for my firsties! Thanks again, Jackie

  6. Again, Nancy, you come through with the great stuff. Love it!!!! Thank you so much for your generosity!
    The Caffeinated Classroom

  7. This is one of my favorite children's books and always wonder to myself if anyone else still reads this to their classes or not! Thanks so much for these ideas!

  8. I just got this book in the mail. Read it, loved it, and am so happy I stumbled upon your blog to find fantastic activities to pair with it! Thank you!!

  9. Wow! Thank you so much for all the work you put into the unit. I love the book, too.


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