Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Puppet Project Presentations

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During the month of November, Ella was a winner in our 
Family Blogging Month Commenting Contest!  
One of her prizes was to create a post of her own. 
  Please enjoy what Ella created!

In 2010, our homework was to make a puppet based 
on the main character of a book.
Many people used the characters Pinky or Rex.

 One person created Katie Kazoo.
I made Charlie from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Two people created Clementine. 
One person did Gooney Bird Green.

Watch this video to learn more about our puppets!

As you can see, we were very creative with our puppets!

Here are some instructions to make a puppet:

First, decide who you’re making. It can be an animal, 
a character in a movie or book, or even a real person! 
Next, find the materials that you will use to make the puppet.
As said in the video, you will need a paper bag to make your puppet. 
Use the materials any way you want! 
After you put the materials on with glue, wait for it to dry for about two days. 
When it’s dry, you can give it to someone or keep it for yourself!

Which puppet is your favorite? 
What character did you make and what book is it from?
Do you plan to make another puppet? What will you make?


  1. Dear Ella,

    What a fantastic video you created! I ♥ how you used lots of transitions to help me follow along. In addition, you demonstrated excellent expression and were very clear when you spoke. I think you have a real future in movies!

    My class did the puppets too! It was fun to hear the students pretend like they were that character.

    Which characters were your favorite and why? What were some of the creative materials students used to create their puppets?

    Fabulous work, Ella!

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  2. What a great puppet project! It WAS very creative. Thanks for sharing your work.

  3. What a fantastic post and video about puppets. Ella you have so much emotion and excitement in your voice. Perhaps one day you should be an actor. My students are in Grade 8 and some times they use puppets too. This is a link to a youtube video of Hanna. She made a Sesame Street Video for math using puppets.

    Keep on learning and having fun. When the two go together school is cool:)

  4. Dear Ella,

    I LOVED the video. Ella, what do you create your puppet with? Your puppet was magnificent!

    My favorite puppet is yours. I made Buzz from The Counterfeit Tackle. Yes, I plan to make a puppet for my baby sister, Lily. I will make an ordinary dog paper bag puppet.

    @Mrs Yollis

    I used sillybandz , crayons, and pencil. Mrs. Yollis, what did your class do with their puppets? Did they do a blog post?


  5. Dear Ella,
    The slide show was amazing. I love all of the puppets. I can't decide which one is my favorite. My puppet is Annie from Afternoon on the Amazon puppets are fun to make.

    Your friend,

  6. @Ella

    I really enjoyed your video! Another thing that I wanted to say was that I think that you did a great job. One of my favorite parts was when you pointed at all of the beautifully made puppets.

    After I saw your outstanding video I thought that you worked really hard to make it because of how wonderful it was.

    I have a question:

    Did you enjoy making your post about our puppet projects?

    Thank you for such an extremely special video!

    Your Friend,


  7. Dear Ella,

    The post you made was AMAZING I made Pinky from Pinky and Rex And The Bully. My favorite puppets were mine and yours. I want to make Snoopy as another puppet. It was so fun making puppets!
    Your puppet was so awesome. I have one question...

    Why did you choose Charlie as your puppet?

    Your best friend,

  8. Dear Ella,
    I loved your video! It was very fun too make our puppets. I think yours was VERY GOOD! I made Clementine from the book Clementine. Since then, I have read all the Clementine books. Clementine, The Talented Clementine, Clementine's Letter, and Clementine Friend Of The Week.

    I have some questions...

    Did you have fun creating our puppets?
    What character did you make and what book is she or he from?


  9. Dear Ella,
    I am so impressed with your creativity and enthusiasm. You were very articulate in your wonderful video. I loved how you explained each part of the project.

    When you told me about your idea for your blog post, I was thrilled that you wanted to do it about the puppet book reports. It is one of my favorite projects. I enjoyed seeing what characters our classmates chose and how they artistically used their materials!

    Thanks for such a superb post!

    Your grateful teacher,
    Mrs. Ranney

  10. Dear Everyone,

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I can't wait to read more comments from you all!

    @Mrs. Yollis, thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to me. It's hard to pick a favorite character because I like them all! Some of the materials we used are "googly" eyes, scraps of fabric, and yarn.

    @Ms. Morgan, thank you for your kind compliments. Have you done a puppet project?

    @Mr.H., I was very excited to get your comment! I saw the Sesame Street video. It was hilarious! Where is your school?

    @Aidan, Thank you for complimenting me! I'm glad you liked the video. You're a winner too! When are you going to make a blog post? I'm sure it will be exquisite.

    @Sydney, thank you! Isn't that book in the Magic Treehouse series?

    @Carly, yes, I did enjoy making this post, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. I truly enjoyed reading the high level vocabulary you used in your comment.

    @Ariel, thank you for your nice comment. I like your puppet too. Maybe we can make puppets together! I'll make Charlie Brown and you'll make Snoopy! I chose Charlie because I was reading that book at the time.

    @Grace, thank you. I like Clementine too. I also read the book Clementine, Friend Of The Week. Which Clementine book is your favorite?

    @Mrs. Ranney, I'm so touched by your kind words. The puppet book report is my favorite project too (so far), but we have done many other exciting projects too. So far, third grade is my favorite year thanks to you.

    Yours Truly,

  11. @Ella

    Thank you for complimenting me! I am so glad that you had a fun time while you were making the video about our puppets!

    Also, That was a great comment because it was so long, and your comment had plenty of high level vocabulary words in it.



  12. Dear Ella,
    What an amazing post! If I didn't know how to make a puppet, I certainly would after reading your steps. I love how enthusiastic you were in your video. I could tell that you were really knew the information well. I might make another puppet at home. I didn't have a favorite puppet, because I liked all of them. By the way, you did a wonderful job! See you tomorrow. Your Friend,

  13. @Ella,

    Thank you. Making puppets together is a wonderful idea. I also want to make a unicorn and that bird from Peanuts.

    Ariel:) (:

  14. @Carly and Ariel, thank you for commenting again. I really appreciate it.

    @Mikayla, thank you for your kind words. You always say the nicest things. We think alike because we both liked everyone's puppets, and couldn't choose if one was superior to the others.

    Your Friend,

  15. Dear Ella,

    All of the puppets are amazing! I remember making them. It was very fun! Your puppet is one of my favorites. Keep up the good work.


  16. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    Great job on the puppet presentation. You did a great job making the puppets. I like the video you made. I have some questions for you, did you like making the puppets? Do you like book reports? What was your favorite part of the book report?

    Your quad blogging buddy Jenna
    Mr. Avery's class

  17. Dear Ella,

    You did a great job on the puppet video. I ♥ it so much please write back. Have fun Ella!

    P.S. My cousin's name is Ella too!♥

    Your bloging buddy,
    Rebecca A.
    Mr. Avery's class

  18. Dear Mrs.Ranny and class,

    My favorite puppet was Philip's because it was so silly. My 2nd favorite was Ella's because it had really good art. But i really think that every ones had good art!

    Your freind,
    Heston H

  19. @ Rachel, Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate it. I like your puppet.

    @ Jenna, Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I am going to answer your questions. Yes, I did enjoy making the puppets. I do like book reports because I like to write about the characters and the plots of the books. My favorite part of making the book report was when we got to illustrate the puppet, so it would look as if it had feelings. Did you ever have to do a book report of this kind?

    @Rebecca A., Thank you for your considerate comment. It is such a coincidence that your cousin’s name is Ella! I can’t believe it! Would you consider making a puppet?

    Yours Truly,
    Ella in Mrs. Ranney's class

    @Heston H., Thank you for commenting. I am flattered because you said that my puppet has really good art. I have a question: whose class are you in?

  20. Dear Ella,

    It has been so long since you made this wonderful post! You were so magnificent in the video! For example, your voice was SO clear and you gave an extremely amazing example of how to make a puppet!

    The person that I made my puppet out of is Joey Pigza, and he is in an entire series! All of the books that he is in are all so fantastic!

    Warm Regards,


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