A couple of years ago, I was flipping through one of those teachers' magazines that has GREAT resources at not-so-great prices and I came across "Tattling Turtle." It was nothing more than a basket, a turtle stuffed animal, a poem, and some Post-It notes... so I thought, "I'll make my own!"
Here is what I include:
1 - green basket
2 - green Post-It notes or small green spiral notebook
3 - green pencil
4 - turtle stuffed animal (I found him at one of the vendor's booths at the Wisconsin State Reading Association convention two years ago.)
5 - the poem (This can be found at my TPT store for FREE!)
6 - non-fiction book about turtles (Unfortunately, ours is not displayed in the picture. I think it is in the Book Hospital at the moment.)
7 - small aquarium OR blue marbles (An amazing teacher friend of mine simply placed blue marbles in the bottom of her basket and set the turtle on top of the "water" and that was super cute, too!)
You can visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to get the poem for FREE! By the way...the version you find on TPT is much cuter than the one displayed in the photo. With the help of Karen Cox's adorable polka dot borders that she has shared, I gave it a make-over. :) (You can visit her TPT Store by clicking on her link in my store.)
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