I had Ff family day recently. The other teachers were going more towards being thankful for our family, but I couldn't find a book I love and I knew my teaching partner was going that direction they next day. I was ill-inspired. Then I started thinking flamingos.
I lucked into this great book at the library. It's called Flamingo Sunset and is about a family of flamingos. It talks about how the mom lays the egg in a mud and then both the mom and dad take care of the egg and then how the whole flock helps take care of the baby until it's strong enough to fly. It's by Jonathan London. The pictures are really nice too.
Then, I had prepared for each child a flamingo and a set of 10 feathers. The feathers are programmed with letters A-F. There was a lot of cutting for me this week. We've been working on ordering 1-10, so I thought we'd try it with letters. You could take this a bunch of directions; spelling short words, working out number sentences, ordering numbers, etc.