Monday, August 27, 2012

Problems With David

I can always tell which books in my classroom are dearly loved.  They're the ones that have been through the most surgeries.  In other words, they're practically covered in tape.  The David books by David Shannon have certainly been put through a lot of love by my children.  As many teachers do, I use them during the first few days of school to help teach routines, procedures, and rules.  David is the perfect specimen for such discussions.  He seems to have his share of problems, and since my one rule is all about problems, it's perfect.  (Read here about that one rule.)  He's also the subject of our first art project, and he turns out awfully cute.





I can't take credit for the step-by-step directions.  I found them somewhere online several years ago.  Kudos to the teacher who thought up this idea though.  It's my birthday so you can have your own copy of the directions for free.  :)  Just click on the words.  


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26 comments:

  1. I am a big fan of David Shannon!! I really like his drawings. Love the pictures your kids drew!!
    Connie:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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    1. Connie, I agree. David Shannon drawings are great!

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  2. Happy birthday friend! Love these cute little drawings! The David books are perfect for teaching rules.
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thank you Lori for the birthday wish and all the comments you're so good at leaving!

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  3. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the David freebie. Your David pictures are adorable. I can't wait to do this with my kiddos! :)

    Rachel
    A-B-Seymour

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    1. Rachel, thank you. I hope your kids have fun drawing some Davids of their own.

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  4. Thanks for the "how-to." I know my gang will enjoy drawing David tomorrow!
    Happy Birthday.

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    1. Mary B, I bet your drawings turned out cute too!

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  5. Happy Birthday!, The David's are adorable

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  6. Happy Birthday Tammy! Hope you had a great day! Cute art project! I love this book.
    Sandi
    Literacy Minute

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    1. Sandi, thanks. I had a great day!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the directions. I think I might have to use it with my first graders this fall. Did you know that you can find David Shannon's dog, Fergus, hidden in at least one picture in all of his books? I love doing a search for him when we do an author study on David Shannon.

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    1. Meghan, I didn't know about David Shannon's dog. What a fun little tidbit!

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  8. Those Davids are SOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!

    -Staci
    Let's Teach Something

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  9. Hi! I found your blog yesterday and I loved this idea. I went to school today and did it with my first graders. It was so fun! Thanks for the great idea! If you would like to see their finished work, check out my blog post. Thanks!

    Tamara
    http://lifesabeachin1stgrade.blogspot.com/2012/08/no-david.html

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    1. Tamara, how fun that you tried this out. I'll come see for sure!

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  10. Happy happy birthday, Tammy! Love your kids' David pictures.

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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    1. Thanks so much Barbara. They turned out cute.

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  11. Thanks for the share...This is great! I love David!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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  12. Oh my goodness...I am so excited to have a bunch of David's hanging in my hallway! Thank you! I just found your blog and I am loving this idea. I'm a new follower. My kids start back on Tuesday and I see myself linking to your blog when we draw our David's if that's ok!!! :)

    Come visit me!
    Amy
    http://whathappensinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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    1. Amy, you are more than welcome to link up. Good luck with your first day and with David. I'm sure he'll turn out cute.

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  13. Hi Tammy

    I used your directions today to draw David with my class! I linked back to you on my blog! You can check it out here.

    http://gradeonereadingcorner.blogspot.ca/2012/09/building-stamina-and-class-rules.html

    Renee
    The Reading Corner

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    1. Thank you for letting me know Renee. I'll come see!

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