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Grade 1 Books Overview

I Like Me - Nancy Carlson

The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper

Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae

Wolf! - Becky Bloom

Grade 1 Discontinued Books

Doggie In The Window - Elaine Arsenault (Discontinued)

Doggie in the Window – Activity #3: "Doggie – Pet of True Character"

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  • Doggie in the Window – Activity #3: "Doggie – Pet of True Character"

Activity 3: “Doggie – Pet of True Character”

This activity allows students to recreate some of the animals Doggie dressed up as while he was persevering to get adopted.


  • Doggie template for adding cat and fish costumes (provided)
  • Doggie template for adding bird and lizard costumes (provided)
  • Feathers (for bird)
  • Pieces of fabric or construction paper (clothing for costumes of animals)
  • Orange construction paper (beak for bird)
  • Brown pipe cleaners (whiskers for kitty)
  • Glue
  • Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Tag Board

Teacher Preparation:

  • Cut enough Doggie templates out of tag board for each student
  • Cut enough fabric to create the clothing of the animals for each student or provide the various colours of construction paper.


Step by Step:

Step One: students select which animal costume they want to create for their Doggie (cat, bird, fish or lizard)

Step Two: Group the students according to their animal of choice (makes it easier to distribute appropriate supplies).

Step Three: Provide each group with enough specific templates and décor/costumes for each student.

Step Four: Students design the various parts (décor/costumes) to create their animal costume on their Doggie.

Optional: For creative display, create a fish tank and have the fish Doggies diving into the tank; create a wall and have all the lizard Doggies climbing up a wall; create a sky and have all the bird Doggies flying.


End Product:

Each student creates a Doggie wearing one of his costumes as adapted from the book.


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