Saturday, March 22, 2014

Seuss Rewind {freebie!}

Hey yall!
 
This has been a whirlwind of a month and I have been such a slacker!
I've been meaning to post about our Seuss-week for ages now, but time is really slipping away!
 
So let's just rewind for a second :)
 
Seuss week is my absolute favorite week to teach. I love planning all the fun activities, but we can never seem to fit it all in! I'm thinking next year, we'll make it more like a week and a half :)
 
Here are just a few of the fun activities we did that week:
 
I told them their goal was to read at least 24 books by the end of the week. We used these punch cards from Crayonbox Learning. Their prize was a cute Seuss-themed pencil :)
 
We went to the media center to listen to a story from the media specialist. She read "If I Ran the Circus."
 
 
They talked all about imagination and using it to create their own animals. Then they used modeling clay to bring their animals to life!
 
 
 
The teachers on my hall decided to all dress up to read to classes. We rocked it!
 
 
We read "Barthlomew and the Oobleck," then made our very own oobleck.
 
 
We read "Green Eggs and Ham." So, of course, we had to try them for ourselves!
It was unanimous.....green eggs and ham are tasty!
 
 
We also made these yummy "Cat in the Hat" snacks.
 
 
 
We read tons and tons of books, then gathered data on our favorite Dr. Seuss book.
"Green Eggs and Ham" was a class favorite!
 
This printable came from Lindsay over at Teacher Bits and Bobs.
I snagged it up a couple of years ago before the big Seuss to-do, so it's not available anymore :/
We also read "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish," then sorted and graphed rainbow goldfish crackers. Notice the food theme???
 
I forgot to snap a picture, but we used my printable below.
Click the picture to snag your copy!
 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Fo8OLW9tuVTzhZUlM2T1AtbWc/edit?usp=sharing
 
We also wrote about our favorite Dr. Seuss book, made a birthday cake craftivity for the great Dr., illustrated our own ABC book using fun Seuss characters, and watched "Horton Hears a Who."
 
Even though Read Across America Week is long over, hopefully you can take some ideas away for next year!
 
Happy Saturday, friends!


2 comments:

  1. Hi Natalie!

    I am currently a student at Illinois State pursuing a degree in elementary education. I absolutely loved this blog about your fun filled Suess week. What a creative way to get your students involved and excited about reading! I'm curious, did the other activities you did with the books go along with other lessons you have been teaching, such as math, writing, etc.? Just wondering how you tie in all of the subjects you need to cover with a week like this. I would love any information you can give me or advice you might have for setting up something like this in my future classroom!

    Thanks,
    Kaylee

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