Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What's on Our Bookshelf? (Guest Post) Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck

Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck

We read a number of books about the Fourth of July this week. Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck by Katie Clark was our favorite by far. Grandma usually runs the office and her sons drive the truck and collect the garbage. One July 4th all three of her sons are sick and it is up to Grandma and her grandson Billy to collect the garbage before the parade. There is a problem. Grandma can barely see over the steering wheel of the truck and she doesn't drive well. She gets her mailbox, one neighbor's roses, and another neighbor's clothes line wrapped around her truck in her attempt to collect garbage. She also ends up at the front of the parade with a ribbon for Most Creative Float. JDaniel thought this book was really funny.

I decided to make JDaniel a garbage truck and have him decorate it. He had a blast.

I drew the garbage truck on cardboard.

JDaniel painted it with Bingo markers.

He added stickers to decorate his truck.


This was contributed by JDaniel4's Mom who has a wonderful blog of many fun learning activities and giveaways too! Thank you!!

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