Get your supplies ready for your after show activities:
Your 3 ring binder
Lined paper and favorite pencil or pen
Drawing paper and crayons, markers or colored pencils
Yesterday's Chatter My Mom's calling, we gotta go But she won't find me, I'm incognito. I'm not going to school, not ever again What do I say? Where do I begin? It started when I got off the school bus My belly decided to grumble and fuss! I hate school bathrooms, I really do Especially when I have to sit down and poo! So, I decided to ignore the issue below Until my butt decided to put on its own show! Not so silent and equally deadly It was a cheeky rebellion, an odiferous medley. Now, usually the dog was squarely to blame But you get my dilemma, my hall of shame. I can not go back, I will not recover Until by chance, I happened to discover. Ewww, my best friend had puked on the teacher's shoes And just like that, I had become yesterday's news! If only I had come to realize Embarrassment could just vaporize! Well, this is something my best friend has got to know And I will be the first to tell him so.
So now we can both go back to school...
Because nothing really ever mattered Since all we are now, is yesterday's chatter.
Activities for you and your parents (or grown up of choice)
Ask your chosen grown up to tell you about an embarrassing moment that happened to them. How did they handle it and how long did it take them to recover from it.
Now you tell your grown up about your most embarrassing moment. Have you recovered? If you haven't, why do you think that is? This would be a good time to ask your grown up how you can put that moment to rest!
Get out your drawing paper and draw a picture of your most embarrassing moment (or your grown up's!)
Moms everywhere, you are in for a treat and a laugh! With Mother's Day right around the corner, this little ditty comes at the perfect time. Kids, you know all about stop motion. In this video, I used stop motion to help illustrate my poem. I laughed my way through each frame. For those of you unfamiliar with stop motion animation, the technique uses single shot pictures tediously wound together to create a single continuous motion. When you watch the video below, you will understand what I mean. When I was a child, I remember drawing stick figures in various stages of animation on each single page of a top ring spiral note pad. By the last page, I was able to fan through the pad and see the stick figure come to life. That was old fashion stop motion. Thank goodness for IOS apps an a camera timer! My first attempt at stop motion can never compare to my favorite Claymation stop motion series, but it is now a family favorite. From one Mother to another, I wish mothers everywhere a very happy Mother's Day. Enjoy 1 minute and 50 seconds of motherhood summed up in silliness and wrapped up in love.
These are the supplies you will need if you would like to have fun with some activities after watching the video poem:
3 Hole Punch - to be able to punch holes in your drawing paper so you can be sure to keep your art and journal pages together
The Mom Deal
It started at breakfast, the same old spiel, but I shouldn't have hidden, that is not the mom deal.
Can't you just ignore your brother? I know he's staring at you. But if you let him push your buttons, you can bet he's likely to.
Eh, eh, EH! Ohhh, he has her hair tugging. This time I really did think they were hugging.
WHOA! PUT HIM DOWN! I am counting to three. If you drop him on his head, you will be sorry you'll see.
That's when I said, it was time for a ride. I'm gonna drive you to school and drop you right off outside.
Time to re-oH NO! Suddenly I was UTTERLY DISMAYED! When it dawned on me in horror, that it was - a - SATURDAY!
Taking a bath, I thought, what should I do? Hee-hee! Don't worry, I'll pick 'em up in a few.
While that may be how I occasionally feel. I am a mother, I will NEVER leave you, that is the MOM DEAL.
Activities for you and your child (remember, a mother isn't always a biological mother, it can be the person who is the "mothering" presence in your life!
Write down the kinds of things that your Mom does for you that make you feel special? These are the parts of her "Mom Deal" with you! Show them to her on Mother's Day or on any day you would like to let her know that you notice the nice things she does for you.
Ask your Mother to tell you about the things she remembers her mother doing for her when she was growing up.
Think about the kinds of things that you can do to make your mother feel special. Sometimes these things are simple things that just make her day easier (Mom's are generally not that hard to please. I am a mother, I know!) Write these things down and show them to your Mom or mother figure. Hold yourself to your "Deal".
Draw a picture of two hands shaking as if sealing a deal. By shaking hands, I mean how you see two grown ups greet one another; they reach out and shake hands. This is also what people do when they make a deal to tell the person they are going to keep their word - like a pinkie promise or pinkie swear. If you would like to draw two hands in a pinkie promise - GO FOR IT! Don't forget to show your MOM!
Here we go! Kid's grab an adult, watch a video poem and then put your creative hats on and have fun with guided activities. Make sure to keep your binder ready and check back to see when another video/activity comes along!