Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Animal Drawing Book (fixed...I hope!)



Today was not a wonderful day. Feeling a little "below the line" and ok...feeling sorry for myself. Sigh. But....I realized as I was sulking that I was getting a lot of cleaning done! Yeah!! Clean toilets!!





Was checking out Adventures in Kindergarten's blog and Mary mentioned how much she loves teaching her kids to draw and how it inspires writers. I agree! I am posting this book on TPT in a few weeks but wanted to offer it here for free first. If you download it please leave me a comment and let me know what you think! Giving stuff away is a great trampoline!

90 comments:

  1. Michelle, Thank you so much! My students are going to love learning to draw all of these animals! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Camille
    An Open Door

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  2. Michelle,

    Thanks so much for linking to me, and for sharing this amazing resource! I wrote a post to tell others about your AWESOME drawing book!

    Thanks again!
    Mary

    http://adventures-in-kindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/11/more-free-drawing-resources.html

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  4. I am a new follower and love this! You are amazing! This unit is amazing! I can't wait to use it with my kinder class! Thanks so much for sharing! :)
    Cheryl

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  5. Yeah! I'm so glad you all like the book!

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  6. This is absolutely an awesome resource! My kids love "how to draw" books, and what a treasure to go with our habitat study later this year! I also like your idea of making it a center - easy prep and they know what's expected of them! Thank you so much!

    Kendra @ Kool Kinders

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  7. That is very cute, just printed a copy for my 4 year old daughter! Helps kids who love to say "I can't do it"!

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  8. Okay, this is an absolutely GREAT resource! I printed it off and already did the penguin one (P is the focus letter in our lit program right now). I loved it, the kids loved it and it will be AWESOME as an independent and effective literacy center! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Thanks over and over! When you post it on TpT, please email me and let me know so I can give you a shout out and do a blog post about it! I am putting you on my blog roll right now!
    Krissy
    Mrs.Miner’s Monkey Business

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  9. You are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I L-O-V-E , LOVE this! Can't wait to start using it on monday

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  10. Thanks a million for these great simple animals - my kiddos will love drawing them!

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  11. awesome! Thanks so much! I'm really trying to do MORE drawing lessons this year!

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  12. This is super cute! Thank you so much! My kiddos LOVE to draw and I'm so NOT an artist! Hope you're feeling better! :)

    Oh My Little Classity Class

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  13. Michelle, I cannot thank you enough for this! I need a serious drawing intervention...my artistic skills are slightly more than uncontrolled scribbles. Ha! Thanks again :)

    Jessica

    The Littlest Scholars

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  14. This is a great way for my struggling little ones to associate yet another kinesthetic way to try and remember those stinkin' alphabet letters! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love love love this! I printed off a-c a month or so ago and thought maybe that's all I had. SOOO excited to print the rest off! (though I had already saved it! LOL!)

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  16. Thank you for sharing this, even my "big, ole' third graders" will ♥love this!
    We do something called DEAD, every Friday morning if they have been good all week.
    Drop Everything and Draw!
    ~Fern
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  17. This is great!! My 2nd graders will even be able to use it! They love drawing!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com
    What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

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  18. thank you...was looking for something my students would enjoy for homework

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  19. I love this. I am one of those artistically challenged people and will be using this myself. My students are sweet and will tell me that my drawings look almost like the animal.

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  20. thanks for sharing this...I use something similar to this now with blank lines on the opposite page. My kids love to write stories about their animals during work on writing time.

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  21. Thank you for sharing. Excited to use it with my students.

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  22. WOW! Thanks for sharing this easy to use resource to motivate and engaged students. Love it! xoxox

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  23. Just got an email letting me know something is wrong with the link to the download. Not sure what happened & I'm currently on vacation with my family & don't have access to my files. I'll take a look at it when I get home & see if I can get it fixed. Sorry for inconvenience!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I am looking forward to downloading this :) It will be great for my Kinders!

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    2. Thanks so much. I have kinders with autism that love to draw but get frustrated when they don't have a model. Look fwd to d-loading.

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    3. Looking forward to downloading this! My kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE to draw, which I love to use to my advantage. Such a motivator to get them writing! Enjoy your vacation.......

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    4. Great resources! Thanks for sharing!
      come visit funart4kids.blogspot.com
      Lori

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  24. I am looking forward to downloading it too!!! Thanks so much!

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  25. I'll be stopping back by to get the download. It sounds wonderful!

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  26. What happen to the link to the learn to draw animals pages? I was so excited to print this today but when I got to your website I saw no working link. Thanks!

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  27. AUGHH! I saw this book last night at home and LOVED it, but I wanted to wait and print it at school today, but now its not working! :) Figures!! Can't wait to get it!

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  28. Hi! I'm also hoping to download this book. Looks fabulous!

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  29. I was just doing my ESOL class and one of the ladies leading it was tell us how she uses these in her classroom!!!

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  30. looking forward to downloading it. I found your blog because someone pinned this page on pinterest. I am an occupational therapist and always looking for new ways to help my students with drawing.

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  31. I would love a copy too! THANKS for sharing!

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  32. Thanks for this awesome freebie :-D My kids love a draw-a-long!

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  33. Thanks for the freebie! My kids will love it!

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  34. I LOVE this, and will def. use it :) Thanks!!

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  35. This is great - thank you SO much! I know my kids will love it!

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  36. This is great - thank you SO much! I know my kids will love it!

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  37. Thanks for sharing - my kinders will enjoy this :)

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  38. Ohhh my gosh. I am in love with this. So glad I found this on pinterest and am now following you! Thank you SO much!

    Sarah
    A KinderGarden In Bloom

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  39. Saw this on pinterest. Thanks so much!

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  40. I found this on Pinterest and love it as a way of inspiring writing! Thank you!

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  41. You are so wonderful. Thank you so much. My class is beginning zoo and farm animal units. This will be perfect. And I too use teaching them how to draw before writing. It works best with struggling writers/readers. When they can draw a nice picture it makes reading their writing so much easier.

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  42. What a great idea! Our students seem to think they cannot draw. Perhaps this would free up the imaginative juices a little and instill self-confidence. I would love to make one like this to go with our bug unit next week. How do you make the four sequential drawings? I am very impressed. I try it on Paint and I cannot keep a straight line.
    Thank you for your generosity.
    Kathy Costello at booktidbits.blogspot.com

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    1. I use excel but I've also done it in Publisher. It is a good confidence builder. By the middle/end of the year I don't hear "I can't draw" anymore. Most of them even quit relying on the step by step drawings and just draw on their own.

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  43. Thank you, Michelle...Including this in my writing center is a fabulous idea!

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  44. You are ever so kind to post this to be copied. I know it's going to become one of our favorite activities. Thank you!

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  45. The kids and I absolutely LOVE your step by step instructional on the ABC's of animals. It's exactly what I've been doing with my daycare kids, but printed out these pages was so nice for me to have ready on hand and I will put them to good use following along with our Alphabet weekly letter. Thank you!!! :)

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  46. Thank you for putting this together. I teach second grade and we have gotten away from art and it shows. I would like to do this for listening and drawing practice. Thank you again.

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  47. I heart your booklet! Thank you for sharing! P.S. I am a newbie blogger and I’m your newest blog follower and pinterest follower!

    Sylvia
    I Heart My Kinder Kids

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  48. THANKS SO MUCH....I am going to put these at a center and let my little ones draw!
    Cheryl

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  49. My little girl LOVES animals, I think this will be perfect for her! Thank you!

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  50. I found this on Pinterest.
    Very cute!
    My kids will love it!
    Thank you for sharing!
    From Italy :D

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  51. This looks like a great resource. I can't wait to use it. Thank you so much!

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  52. This looks so fun! my daughter is so excited to learn how to draw animals!! Found you through pintrest :)

    Have a great day.

    Ashley
    simplydesigning@gmail.com

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  53. YOU MADE MY DAY!! OH MY!! THANK YOU!
    cc

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    1. Thanks for sharing! This is so cute to go along with a writing activity. Very creative! Thanks again!

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  54. Thanks for sharing with us. They are so cute! I love that the kids see the steps to make the picture. Thank you!!!! Love your creativity!

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  55. Thank you so much for offering them for free!!! I think this is awesome! The step by step visual directions help those who don't consider themselves "artists"! Thanks again!

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  56. Thank you so much for offering this to us, found you through Pinterest. My grandson will love it

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  57. what a neat idea, thanks for sharing!

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  58. Thank you so much! I just pinned to Pinterest.

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  59. Thank you! I am an Occupational Therapist and plan on using this with some of the students I work with that are struggling with their visual perceptual organization. It will definitely help them with their skills, allowing them to improve in their writing and reading skills!

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  60. Super cute book. Thanks!
    Well, I never thought of word space word space word space ... DUH! I mean Ah..Ha! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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  61. Awesome! My son will love this!

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  62. Thanks so much for the cute idea!!

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  63. This is awesome! Can't wait to use it with my students!

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  64. I love this! My kids are always saying that they can't draw...I hope they will be able to now!

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  65. Thank you for sharing. I have been looking for good resources to help my students feel more confident when they draw.

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  66. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful resource. I am a mom of five year old twins and I have yet to teach them how to draw. I also teach first grade, and I can't wait to use this in my class! Congrats for the Pinterest interest!

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  67. It's great..Thanks for sharing this blog with us.. I bought this books or also gift it to my son on his birthdays..

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  68. I LOVE this!!! Can't wait to use it :D

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  69. So excited to find this! I've been looking for something to help my 6 year old. Can't wait to use this! :D

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  70. This is wonderful! I can't wait to do this with my students. I know they are going to LOVE it! Thanks so much.

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  71. Amazed:)I am very poor in drawing and specially when it comes to draw images of animals i am totally bad :p. But the work done by you is excellent it helps little kids to learn more and keeping themselves busy in the drawing activity. keep it up:)
    how to draw animals

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  72. I am so excited to find this....wonderful Pinterest! I can use this in my K-3 special ed class. They are always wanting to know how to draw and wouldn't you know I can't draw a lick. I can adapt for higher learners and motivate! Thank you!

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  73. omg....Michelle....You are so AWESOME!!!! This is such a wonderful resource!!! Thank you! I can't wait until school starts! I think that everyday when I teach handwriting, we'll follow it up by drawing the animal for that day's letter!!! My kinders will love learning how to draw all these animals!!! This is so great...and it's free too! You ROCK!!

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  74. Thank you Michelle! This is wonderful!!! I just found your blog and will have so much fun sharing this with my daughter who just started kindergarten! -Dianne

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  75. thanks for sharing your talent! Appreciate it!

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  76. thanks for this book. I work with a child with special needs. He is going to love this.

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  77. This is an awesome book! So many kids "freeze" up when it is time for writing in September because they can't draw! Of course, they can draw and write, but this will help boost confidence.

    THANKS!

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  78. My five year old will enjoy it so much. Thank you for posting

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  79. Thanks for sharing! I think my kindergarten kids are going to love this!

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