Friday, February 1, 2013

Elephun! Give Away and a FREEBIE!

Have you seen this book? If you use the Treasures curriculum, maybe you even have it. It is an astonishing book! My students were glued to the pages. It is a book they have gone back to over and over.

We were thrilled to find the website where elephant paintings can be purchased. They were pretty sure I should buy one for the classroom for $600.00! I suggested we pretend to be elephants and paint our own picture. One thing led to another and we ended up painting an elephant...
The elephant is saying, "I'm a full-sized baby elephant. I am called
a calf. Do I make you laugh?"
Here my owlets are painting like an elephant...

Most of them agreed that they would rather paint like a kid, and that an elephant would have a hard time painting like a kid! I wouldn't sell the finished product for anything. I just love our little class pet. We're going to continue learning about elephants next week when we use a wonderful unit on elephants that I found on TPT! I wish I had waited for the big sale on Sunday, but I couldn't wait to get started using it. Speaking of sales...Don't forget to use this code on TPT on Sunday:  SUPER

While you are waiting for the sale head over to a new friend of mine Dinah. She has some amazing pictures to look at and she's having an awesome Give Away!

Here is a FREEBIE for you...I hope you like it! I use it often with my class. It is part of my students 15 book genre challenge.
You can get the whole unit on Sunday for 28% off!


  1. A few years ago we spent some time in Thailand. While we were there, we spent 3 days at an elephant conservation center, spending the days with the mahouts and helping to care for the elephants - feeding, twice daily river baths and taking them out to the jungle for the night. The elephant that I was assigned was a painter - she loved to paint. If I had not watched her paint, I would not believe that an elephant painted her pictures. We have a couple of elephant paintings in our basement - and we did not pay $600 for them! They were $10 each, which after spending some time in Thailand seemed extravagantly expensive! I hope that you and your kids enjoy your elephant study.

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  2. I'm pinning that book. I love your elephant painting -- especially the size of it.
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  3. Loving the elephant painting. Reminds of my Ivan...the star of the new Newbery book:-) He painted with his hands and sold them in the mall. Your picutres are priceless!

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