So, basically, a very cute porcupine named Gilbert gets a little silly and creates some Valentine cards for his classmates that are humorous, but not very nice:
So what is a good way to follow up a fun book like this? With candy and our own poems, of course!
For my younger students, we wrote a poem for their teacher they could take back to class with them. I wrote the beginning on the White Board, and then we brainstormed what we liked about our teacher and I helped them put that in a rhyme that we then put on a big heart that they gave to the teacher (gives them great practice using their good speech in class when the teacher asks them to read it to them!). For my older students, I let them each write their own for their teacher or parent after I modeled it for them first. Here are some of our creations!
Happy Valentine's Day!