Tuesday, March 8, 2011

No Ordinary Potato

Today we read a popular Irish Folktale by Tomie DePaola called Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato.  In this story a lazy Irishman plants a magical potato seed that he gets from a leprechaun and it grows into an ENORMOUS potato.  DSCN4405

After reading the story we did a creative writing/art project.  We began by  making our own ENORMOUS potato from a piece of brown construction paper.  Then we used paper from the scrap box to turn it into a unique potato creation.  By the time we were finished these were no ordinary potatoes anymore. 

Then we finished up the project by writing about the potato character we created. 

It is always so much fun to see how creative the kids can be.  Check out these amazing potato creations!!!  We are displaying them in the hallway until next week and then we will bring them home to share with you.potatoDSCN4427 DSCN4428  DSCN4430 DSCN4431 DSCN4432 DSCN4433 DSCN4434 DSCN4435 DSCN4436 DSCN4437 DSCN4438 DSCN4439 DSCN4440 DSCN4441 DSCN4442 DSCN4443 DSCN4444 DSCN4445 DSCN4446   DSCN4447 DSCN4448 DSCN4449

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