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Oct 18, 2011

Go Away, Monster!

Every month my students are asked to create a project at home with their family . Directions are sent home at the beginning of the month and projects are due back 2-3 weeks later. This month's project was to create BOX MONSTERS. After seeing these adorable characters on Mariah's Giggles Galore blog weeks ago - I knew I had to have my students create their own. Of course October was the perfect month to assign this one! The box monsters are due back this Friday ... I can't wait to see them! If you haven't already read Mariah's Box Monster post, make sure you check it out. She even has step-by-step directions!

Once the students' MONSTERS arrive here at PIER 3, we will use them to delve deeper into our study on adjectives and as "the inspiration" for our next student-authored book, which will be an adaptation of Ed Emberly's Go Away, Big Green Monster!

My Teeny-Tiny story frame was so successful (the students just loved it and their stories turned out so cute), that I just had to create a story frame for Go, Away Big Green Moster! as well.

It is now available in my TPT Store for $1.00.  The 12 page file includes a graphic organizer, a one-page word bank of adjectives grouped into categories such as words that describe color, words that describe texture, and words that describe size and shape, etc., and of course the entire story frame. Finished student books will be 8.5 x 5.5 (half sheet in size).

The adjective word bank is available here for FREE.


  1. Hi Debbie
    I just found your blog and love it. Thank you for your adjective freebie. We have been working hard on using them in our writing. Please stop by my blog if you get a chance.

  2. Hi Debbie,

    I love the idea of monthly family projects! Do you do the same projects every year or switch up? I would really like to hear more about them.