Saturday, March 3, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

This post is long, and kind of random, but I hope you'll enjoy it!

Wow, what a week it was! We had so much fun learning with Dr. Seuss' books! This is one of my favorite weeks because I absolutely LOVE Dr. Seuss :) Now, my kids were VERY excited all week, especially with our different dress up days (crazy socks, hat day, Wacky Wednesday, etc.) And this teacher was exhausted by the end of the week!

I thought I would share some of the things that went on in our classroom this week!!

The kids decorated hats for homework, and when they came back Monday, they had to write a descriptive piece about their hat. I hung all the hats up, and they took turns reading their descriptions and then the class had to guess which hat was theirs!

We read There's a Wocket in my Pocket and graphed how many pockets each child had on. They each graphed the data and answered questions about the class graph. Then they got to write their own Wocket in my pocket stories :)

After reading Scrambled Eggs Super, we played "Scrambled Eggs!" I put eggs around my room, and inside each egg was some kind of a math problem (we included fractions, time, place value, etc.). They had about 30 seconds-1 min. to solve the problem and record their answer, and when I said, "Scramble!" they moved to the next egg.

After reading The Lorax, we wrote letters to the Once-ler trying to persuade him to not cut down Truffula Trees, and telling him why it was a bad choice. They were SO passionate about this!

I took pics of the kids with Lorax 'staches to go with their writing too. Here is me with my sweet 'stache :)

I made copies of our letters and mailed them to the Once-ler, and guess what?! He wrote us back!! :) AND he sent us some seeds to plant. We aren't sure what kind of seeds they are, the kids are hoping Truffula seeds, of course :) But they were SO excited anyway!

After reading The Foot Book, we worked on antonyms and wrote them on our feet (idea from Cara)!

The Cat in the Hat came for a visit :)

We fixed green eggs and tasted them. Then we tallied our data as a class, and turned it into fractions.

We made birthday party invitations for Dr. Seuss!

Oobleck invaded our room on Friday!

Amy and I (with the help of SEVERAL parents and family members!) set up 7 different Oobleck experimentation stations! Was it solid or liquid??! This was SO fun for the kids. They FLIPPED for the Oobleck!

(Me and my mom at her station!)

We had a great week, but I am ready for a much calmer week next week :)

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