Several weeks ago we read a book in our Reading Street program called Plaidypus Lost. Each year we supplement this fun-filled week of learning with a silly song and video by Steve Axtell called P-P-Platypus. The kids think it's pretty hilarious. This year it, Steve Axtell held a contest in response to the video. An authentic, professional Platypus puppet (as seen in the video) would be given to the group with the most people singing/performing the Platypus song. Mr. Schaefer, fellow kindergarten teacher, spearheaded this plan for our entry into the contest. Cold Springs School kindergarten (4 classes, approx 20 in each) and our neighboring Chief Charlo school kindergarten (4 classes, approx 20 in each - and a 2nd grade class) Skyped each other to record the entire group singing the song. It worked out to about 180 students in total. We won! Here is is picture of the KF Dragons with their new friend.
Here is our winning video. Click here to see the Steve Axtell P-P-Platypus video on Youtube.