Fun in First Grade is having a linky party about our favorite Back to School Activity. Of course, the first thing I do is take a picture of each child...and then we do the pages (under my freebies) about how did they get to school, a self portrait..etc. But I also read "Sam's Sandwich"...by David Pelham.
Anyway, it is a hilarious book about a naughty little brother, Sam, who adds "things" (gross) to the sandwich he "kindly" is making his sister, Samantha (one of a series of funny books)...they are styled so that the kids have to guess what he has put in there by the rhyme...and then you fold it out- and there it is! At the end it makes a big sandwich! There is a rhythm to the book and the kids *love* it! I heard it for the first time from my college reading teacher (she'd bring a children's book each time we met for class) I've read it so many times I know it by heart (first day of every year I have taught..) It sort of breaks the ice and lets the kids know they shouldn't be scared...that I can be fun =) They remember it all year...repeatedly beg to hear it again and again....no matter what the age!
Here is a little Freebie I created just in case you get or have the book.