Grade: 1-2

#1261. The Teacher From the Black Lagoon and Others!

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Sat Aug 21 14:57:19 PDT 1999 by Todd D. Holt (
The Mailbox Magazine
Askew Elementary, Kansas City, MO
Materials Required: Thaler's "Teacher From the Black Lagoon"
Activity Time: 25-30 minutes
Concepts Taught: Introduces children to not only their teacher but others around the school!

Read your students "The Teacher From the Black Lagoon". It will help them become comfortable with you, and you with them. I use it to introduce "Read Arounds". Others in the series include the School Nurse, Principal, Cafeteria Lady etc. Have those staff members come and read to your children. They (the children) see those employees in a different light, and seem to really enjoy it. To expand the lesson check out the August/September issue of Mailbox (Primary) and have them write a book about who else lurks in the lagoon! They are sure to have a blast with it!