Monday, June 11, 2012

Dia De Los Padres


I know we only have a couple of days left of school but I wanted to do something special for my students and their fathers. I found this poem about following your dads footprints....I'm sure you've all seen the one where you put your students hand print next to the poem we all have given to our moms....
Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leaving my fingerprints
On furniture and walls.
well this one is perfect for giving dads a footprint. I know....your thinking about stinky feet!...but I think if you do it first thing in the morning you might not have such a smelly problem.  I bought these large stamp pads and am going to have my students stamp their footprint in the empty spot next to the poem and  I have a supply of wipes to give the students to remove the ink afterward.... I think this will make a great fathers day gift.

"Walk a little slower Daddy,"
said a child so small,
"I'm following in your footsteps
and I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true,
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you."

Well I went ahead and translated the poem  into Spanish, and I for one am willing to take the risk of a smelly class!
If you would like a copy of the Spanish poem, it is available at my TPT.

I hope you and your students have fun with this cute project and that your students dads cherish this forever.

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