Wednesday, August 8, 2012


I'm in LOVE with this book, so I came up with an idea to incorporate it into the first day of school. It's the perfect get to know you book. If you are like me, that beginning of the school budget is getting tight, so I'm including two videos that you could show in place of reading the book. If you can't show YouTube at school, click the cover of the book and watch the video from Amazon. When the budget allows, you will want to  grab a copy of this book because it is so cute. You could also use it to teach memoirs. The voice of Marcel is Jenny Slate a Saturday Night Live alum. After you  read the book or show the video, let students write about themselves using the printable. Click on the picture for your free copy. Enjoy!
Good luck as you create a year full of Classroom Magic!



  1. Marcel is the funniest little thing! I found these videos very entertaining and have ordered the book too.
    My class will love this activity. Thank you!

    1. I'm so glad you can use this! I thought the videos were really funny, too. I think my kids are going to love this.


  2. I love these cute videos...I have to get the book!