Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WHOOO are You?

My classroom theme this year is owls. Every year my class t-shirt uses a very studious owl with the phrase "Caution: Curious Minds at Work." Of course, my class had to have their own owl to be our mascot. I think my students have named him "Hooty" which suits me fine. We pass Hooty each morning as we answer our "question of the day." It helps us stay on track and listen to the person who is sharing.

Inspired by PotteryBarn owls in their catalog, I researched free patterns and one night, late at night, I made almost 8 of them - assembly-line style in my dining room. Here are some of my free patterns:

Each owl definitely has their own personality. I made one for a teacher friend for her class and then a few other teachers just HAD to have one for their class. I even sent some to Kate's little kiddos.

I admit, after making 8 of them, I'm a little done with owls for a while. But message me if you simply MUST have them. Each one is different, so you'll have to trust the process.....


Miss K said...

We LOVE our owls!!!

Teal Marie Chimblo Fyrberg said...

They are so adorable! Hoot!!

Mrs. Garcia said...

You are definitely right...I MUST have one! They are beyond cute. It would be perfect for the buddy that goes home with the kids as part of a writing assignment. Let me know what I must do to persuade you.