Thursday, August 30, 2012

September Freebie- Silly Goose Classroom Rules Craftivity

Okay, Okay - I get it- Classroom rules are really important.  They keep things running smoothly, keep kids safe, and most importantly- they keep the teacher sane.  What I have a hard time with is how serious this classroom rules business becomes. 


Having been slightly ADHD as a child ( alright, really ADHD as a child and still some as an adult- more on that later) it was very hard knowing that sooner or later I was going to blow it and it would be a really  BIG deal.   I remember thinking that I was going to be a “nice” teacher when I grew up.  I was going to understand how hard it was to be “good”. 

In the interest of being a nice teacher- I always tried to introduce class rules with a lightness of being.  There is nothing like a little humor to take the pressure off.  To that end, I am sharing my “Don’t be a Silly Goose” Craftivity and Class Rules Activity.  

The book “Silly Suzy Goose” by Petr Horacek is about a silly goose that gets herself in trouble by not being a part of the barnyard pack.  She learns that there is a time and place for everything. There are times when being silly has its place and other times it’s just smart to behave like the rest of the group. 
   
While it’s a bit of a stretch- it is a good lead into to why we have class rules without making the issue so serious.  The Craftivity has three writing prompts and the craft is HILARIOUS!  Every goose produced is fun and funny.  Kids can mix and match the heads, bodies, feet, beaks, wings, etc.  The more they mix and match- the better the product. 

If you can’t find the book at your local library, you can find it at Amazon by clicking here.

I am offering this Craftivity to all my followers for free the ENTIRE month of September!   Just post your comment letting me know you’re now a follower, and include the email where you want the file sent.  Also, tell your friends and co-teachers.  If they join my blog and post a comment- I’ll send them a free copy also! 
  

 How Cute are these "little guys"?  

P.S.  The value of Being ADHD (as an adult)
  • When you’re 60 years old you have a LOT more energy than your friends! 
  • People with ADHD have a very high creativity quotient.
  • When you enter a crowded meeting, you don’t need to look for a chair- you know you can’t sit still that long anyway!
  • You really “get it” when your students or children can’t seem to master that “good behavior” thing. 
  • You are easily distracted, so when things are tough- you move on more quickly. 
  • You tend not to sweat the little things.


    Thanks!

    Granny

    61 comments:

    1. They are adorable! I'm a follower. I would like a copy please!
      christylittlejohn1@gmail.com
      Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers

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      1. Your copy is on its way. Have fun with this craftivity- all the geese turn out to be hilarious!

        "Granny"

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    2. I LOVE these!!! So fun and colorful. I can just see a whole bulletin board full of these little guys!

      smontano9@cox.net


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    3. Oh and yep, I'm a follower via email!:)

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    4. I am follower through e-mail. This is adorable, thanks for sharing.
      Megan
      mhorman@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

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    5. These are adorable! Just found your darling blog!!
      Robynn
      BusyBees

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      1. Welcome- I'm thrilled that you are now following. I'll send your Silly Goose Craftivity to your Busy Bees email.

        Cindy

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      2. Hi Cindy! Your blog is adorable and I just love your name! I'm following you now! You may already know this but Michelle from The 3am Teacher is also from AZ! We had a fun bloggy get together this summer and I'm sure we'll plan another in the Spring. We'll kekep in touch!
        Linda
        AroundtheKampfire

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    6. Just found your blog! Love these little guys and would love a copy!

      bubblyblondeteacher@gmail.com

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      1. I am delighted that you found me. You are one of my favorite bloggers and your products on TpT are AMAZING!

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    7. I'm your newest follower, number 27! Your blog is adorable, can't wait to read more. This craftivity is too cute! Love it! :)

      thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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      1. It's on its way. Have fun with it. If you have a chance to take pictures, I'd love to see some.

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    8. I'm your newest follower! Love the craftivity! It's adorable.

      Lisa
      lnguyen2002@hotmail.com

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    9. I am following you by email. I love your silly goose craftivity. They all have a lot of personality! This will be my thirty-second year of teaching. I love finding new ideas to keep things fresh and interesting. Linda
      lott@telus.net

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    10. Welcome! I am so delighted you have joined. I've already sent the craftivity. Enjoy.

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    11. I'm following! I also have adult ADHD! I'm so glad I found your blog through the Bubbly Blonde! :)

      secondgrademathmaniac@yahoo.com

      Casey
      Second Grade Math Maniac: Pencil Sharpener Giveaway!

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    12. Just found your blog...cuteness! I adore your craftivity...would love to have a copy!

      Gladys
      teachinginhighheels@gmail.com

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    13. I just followed your blog. I love it! These are so cute! I would love a copy!

      gobstoppersrock@gmail.com

      Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

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    14. These are simply adorable!!! I'm a new follower. Thank you, for the freebie.

      Cindy

      cfhullsharp@gmail.com

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    15. Just found your blog! Love the title! This craft is super cute! Thanks so much! Come visit my blog!

      Megan
      meganwheeler44@yahoo.com
      Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
      Mrs. Wheeler TpT

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    16. So glad to have found you. How cute is your craftivity?! I would LOVE a copy (and I am your newest follower) mrsdeannedavis@hotmail.com

      ღDeAnne
      First Grade and Fabulous

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    17. I am a new follower by e-mail. I would love a copy of your goose craftivity!Thank you!

      Kristie
      woodk1@k12tn.net

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    18. I am a new follower! Kudos to you for starting a blog - I just can't get over the thought of how much goes into one. I spend all my time looking at everybody elses! :) I would love a copy of your goose craftivity. Thanks much!
      tonya.zinter@k12.sd.us

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    19. I'm a new follower!! This looks really fun and cute!! Thanks for sharing!

      Ali
      alischepis(at)gmail.com

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    20. I am a new follower!!

      Christina
      prec0ci0us~at~bellsouth.net

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    21. Adorable! I'm a new follower!!

      Emily
      eah719@hotmail.com

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    22. I am a follower. I love this craft.
      Lisa
      lmehr@dsdmail.net

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    23. So cute! It will make a very cute back to school craft and I can't wait to find the book and read it!

      Thanks.
      (p.s. I'm a new follower.)
      Tammylocks@yahoo.com

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    24. I am so glad I found your blog. I just order the book from Amazon. I am excited to use the book and craftivity to reinforce there is a right time and a wrong time to be silly. We also read "Hunter's Best Friend at School" which has a similar message. I would love the craftivity. Thanks! Liz in South Dakota

      lparce@hotmail.com

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    25. Your newest fan! This is a precious idea and sooo cute! I would love to have a copy to share with my firsties.

      Thanks so much!
      Kimberly
      klarkins05@yahoo.com

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    26. Wow! I am your newest follower!

      rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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    27. Thanks for your cute AND important pack. I am your newest follower.

      tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    28. Good luck on your blog, I hope it's successful :-)
      valerie.kennedy@bisd.net

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    29. Cute idea and I'm a new follower for you! I'd love a copy of your "freebie".
      ~Jane
      rsmiramo@smsd.org

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    30. I'm a new follower - and I'd love a copy of the goose freebie!

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      1. Jenni-

        I'd love to send you a copy, but you forgot to give me your email address.

        Thanks!
        Cindy

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    31. Hi there! Just found your blog and I am lovin' it! I am a new follower and I would love the silly goose activity!
      Thank you!
      Shannon
      riddzie@mymts.net

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    32. I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading more from you! I'd love a copy of your craftivity - perfect for reinforcing rules. Thanks!
      - Amanda {avphilli@gmail.com}
      Inspired in Second

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    33. Absolutely ADORABLE!!! We would love to have a copy of this! (We found you through Alisha's blog and are now following!)
      Katie & Lisen
      secondgradesmartypants@gmail.com
      www.wearesecondgradesmartypants.blogspot.com

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    34. I am a new follower.
      lraines78@gmail.com

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    35. I'm now a follower!

      <3 Lacy

      hellolacy@me.com

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    36. Hi there! I love this idea and as a new teacher, I am always looking for management ideas! Can I have a copy please?? lmcoffey12@gmail.com

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    37. Oh My Word! This is just sooooo cute! I'm your newest follower (I found you from Alisha - Bubbly Blonde) and I'm so glad she recommended your blog!!! I would love a copy of this craftivity!

      œKaryn
      A is for Apple B is for Blog
      Kideducator@comcast.net

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    38. So cute! I'm a new follower. May I please have a copy? Thanks so much! Please send to ecaldwell@roadrunner.com.

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    39. I am a new follower. May I please have a copy? Love that you are still in the classroom! I have been teaching 20 years and you give me hope! thanks! paula.n@sbcglobal.net

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    40. What a cute craftivity! I am lovin' it and would be overjoyed for a copy! I am your newest follower. Thanks so much. beach.3@cox.net

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    41. Thanks so much for joining. I am thrilled that so many of you are following by either email or Google Friend Connect.

      I'd LOVE it if you could do both.

      Joining by Google Friend Connect is a simple click and will help me get to my Hundred Followers Give-Away more quickly!

      Thanks!

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    42. I am a follower and would LOVE a copy of this cute little craftivity. ADORABLE! You are sooo creative! Thanks for sharing! juliatombs@gmail.com

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    43. Cute, Cute, and Cuter!! Thanks for sharing! buchananc@rcisd.org
      I'm your newest follower #65...

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    44. Your take on behavior management is refreshing. I was one of those students too and now as a teacher, I get it. Thank you for putting it out there. Sometimes it's ok to just let kids be kids. I would love your craftivity. eileengriffin14@gmail.com. I am a follower.
      Eileen

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    45. So from one granny to another...HELLO
      I Teach Kindergerten and have been able to teach 2 of my grandchildren!
      Just found your new blog...good luck with it:)
      bharmor@hotmail.com

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    46. The Bubbly Blonde sent me over! I love that little craft and I totally have that striped scrapbook paper!!

      Hadar
      misskindergarten@hotmail.com

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    47. The Bubbly Blonde sent me over! I love that little craft and I totally have that striped scrapbook paper!!

      Hadar
      misskindergarten@hotmail.com

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    48. Those silly geese are so cute! I would love a copy of the craftivity! Thank you!

      Katy
      kevans927@hotmail.com

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    49. I love your geese craftivity. I have subscribed to your blog,via email.

      Thanks

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    50. I'm a follower of yours. Thanks for sharing!
      Melinda
      mumzieloveslucy@gmail.com

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    51. I just subscribed to your blog via email. Love the comments about being over 60 and having ADHD.
      Pennie
      iwillitryican@gmail.com

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    52. I just found your blog & I am your newest follower. I would love a copy of the craftivity! :-)

      imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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    53. Hey! I'm your 200th follower! Glad to meet you & thanks for stopping by! I fell in love with your blog as soon as I saw it!
      Amy Howbert

      Little Miss Organized
      amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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