There’s nothing a teacher dreads more than being absent and having to prepare for a substitute teacher in preschool or kindergarten.
In addition to the preparations you have to make in advance for a substitute teacher, often while you’re sick, there’s always the fear that your students will go bonkers in your absence.
I’m sure this has never happened to you! When you’re absent, your little cherubs sit still and blink their wide, innocent eyes at the substitute teacher while patiently awaiting your return.
If you are in the minority like me and your students need a little reminder of how to behave in your absence I made a special PowerPoint template just for you.
Pigeon Class Book
Favorite Pigeon Books
Here are some favorite Pigeon books by Mo Willems:
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
- The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
- The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
How to Make a Pigeon Class Book
This is how it works, just click on the picture at the top to download the PowerPoint and insert your students’ pictures in the empty boxes.
Then, click on the talk bubbles to change the text. I gave you just a few examples to get you started, but having the students actually come up with their own ideas for the text will be more meaningful.
Next, insert duplicate slides and change text and pictures to create as many pages of the book as you will need.
You can show the PowerPoint to the class or you can print the slides, insert the pages in page protectors, and place them in a binder to create a class book that you can include in your classroom library and leave for your substitute.