Doodling with Mo

After reading sallydonnelly11’s slice yesterday on Lunch Doodle with Mo Willems, I was curious and decided to check it out. I sent out the link to my students, but why not check it out too?

Wow! So glad I did! Today’s Lunch Doodle was inspired by Mo Willems’ book, Nanette’s Baguette. The whole city is made out of toilet paper rolls! He shared some buildings used in the book. He mentioned his whole studio was filled with buildings made of cardboard boxes for the city!

Mo Willems encouraged children to make a village. He showed his drawings from Nanette’s Baguette. All his drawers neatly organized with labels. He recommended to make puppets using toilet paper or paper towel rolls. He suggested to use the puppets to have dialogue (just started discussing with my Kindergarten writers before the pandemic). Would be perfect practice to act out a play and have dialogue between the characters! Mo Willems also shared downloadable puppets to color and use for a play. Buildings that are created could be used for the set for the play! So kid-friendly! So fun! Allows students to be creative and engage in dramatic play!

The Q&A session and behind the scenes are a great way for students to get a glimpse into the world of Mo Willems!

I decided to email my parents about my experience and included a picture of my doodle. I encouraged them to check out Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems and send me pictures of their child’s doodle. I have many artists in my classroom so knew it would be perfect for them! I quickly received emails in response. Got to see some of my kiddos with their smiling faces and pictures. Smiles immediately came across my face. Was just what I needed!

This is my Lunch Doodle (realize not the greatest at proportions!).

#SOL20 is my fifth year participating! I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with incredible writers! This community brings me so much joy and inspiration! Thank you TWT for this amazing community of writers!

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