Saturday, April 4, 2009
Pinky Dinky Doo
PinkyDinkyDoo.com has become a favorite in our classroom.
This web site is based on the popular PBS show Pinky Dinky Doo. According to Sesameworkshop.org, Seven-year-old Pinky Dinky Doo is a pink-haired girl with a stupendous imagination. She’s very good at making up stories about everything from rude alligators to shoes made out of salami.
The website has fun activities for kids to take part in including word games, printables, story podcasts, videos, a place for students to create their own story podcast, and there is even a section for grownups.
Pinky, her little brother Tyler and their friends have helped us create story podcasts in our classroom. Each story has a definite sequence of events that are highlighted by discussing the beginning, middle, and end. Pinky also loves to use Great Big Fancy Words like “flabbergasted” and “exasperated,”. We love this part of each story because it reminds our class of the weekly vocabulary words that we are learning, and we love to hear the trumpet sound that is played before every Great Big Fancy Word.