Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dr. Seuss/RAA Week

Well, one of my favorite weeks all year is finally here! As you've probably noticed, my favorite children's author is Dr. Seuss. My classroom is covered in Seuss characters! Here are a few pictures of some of the activities we did on Tuesday. (You can grab this freebie in my Goldfish post!)

Apparently there aren't purple goldfish anymore; I could have sworn there used to be! Oh well.

I also made those fun jello one fish two fish treats that are all over Pinterest, but, word to the wise, DON'T make them ahead of time! I made them on Sunday to take to school on Tuesday, and the Swedish fish started losing their color and turned a weird texture! The kids still loved them though! Some of my kiddos were worried I had put REAL fish in them!

I was not good about taking pictures throughout the week, so I'll have to takes some photos Monday of the cute displays of our Seuss work we have out in the hall. Activities include: There's a Wocket in my Pocket writing, One Fish Two Fish addition, Bartholomew and the Oobleck science experiment, I Wish that I had Duck Feet writing, and Horton Hears a Who writing & craft. I'm stretching my Dr. Seuss themed activities all this week too, so stop back later to see what else we're up to! (I Can Red with my Eyes Shut writing, The Cat in the Hat crafts & writing, 10 Apples up on Top, The Lorax, and If I Ran the Zoo writing. I also just got Would you Rather be a Bullfrog from Wegmans yesterday, and I really want to do a critical thinking activity with it, so HOPEFULLY I can squeeze it in sometime this week!

As a sidenote: you should have seen how ENGAGED my students were while listening to the Seuss stories this week!! What a change from when I read the books that go with our reading program (Open Court). *sigh* Yes, I did deviate from the reading program this week. Shhh! ;o) We keep being told OC is a tool, not a curriculum (even though we're supposed to follow it like it IS our curriculum), so I used it as a TOOL this week and only did the phonemic awareness pieces!

Also, was it just me, or did Kohls NOT have the Kohls Cares Seuss characters and books for $5 this year?! They had Eric Carle characters instead...very cute, but not Seuss! What's up with that?! I don't have NEARLY enough Seuss characters...only 16! haha

PS: If you're interested in checking out a cutie pie baby decked out for Seuss week, visit Nolan's blog! :o)