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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dr. Seuss Week

Dr. Seuss' Week was a lot of fun.  We had  a week in honor of this author and illustrator.  I will share the week with you through pictures and daily descriptions.  I have also found great websites for parents and teachers.  I may even create a separate section on this blog devoted to Theodore Geisel.

Monday: We read Hop on Pop.  The kids used this book to discuss rhyming words.  Teachers and parents all know the importance of learning to rhyme.  It helps us to be better readers.  The students made a list of rhyme words they heard from the book.  Next we played a game with the rhyme words.

Tuesday:   We had a lot of fun today.  We watched Cat in the Hat short film and then read the book.  We compared an contrasted the two while I read the story.  The kids would put a thumbs up if the book and film matched and thumbs down if it didn't.  We practiced -at words and wrote a summary of the book.  I will post the pictures of this at the end of the week.

Wednesday We read "There's a Wocket in my Pocket".  We discussed how Dr. Seuss uses nonsense words and rhymes to write his stories.  We are writing our own story called 'There's a Wazoom in our Classroom.  Each child has a page that reads " There's a _______ running around the _______". each student chooses a object from the classroom.  We find a fun rhyme, non sense word to match it.  Next we filled in the blanks. Example:  There's a Lobe running on the globe.  Each child will illustrate their fictional character.  After P.E they will make a model of their character with some art supplies I need to use up.  It should be a lot of fun. Our booklet is hanging in our hall for everyone to read.  It's really cute.

Thursday: Today we read Yertle the Turtle.  We discussed what the "Main Idea" was.  We decided that Yertle was "greedy".  We participated in a cloze activity to practice our high fequency words.  It read, "We learned to not be greedy from Yertle the Turtle.  Being greedy means to only think of yourself.  In the end, all Yertle had left was mud.  Next we made paper plate turtles.  Once the glue dries we will stack them to see how many it takes for them to fall.  Today was fun.
Friday: To wrap -up our week we read Green Eggs and Ham.  We also had a field trip to the local library where they had a speical reading hour.  The libraroan read many of Dr. Seuss' books as well as gave us a little history about ed Giesel's life.  A very creative mom sent a Green Eggs and Ham snack for us to enjoy.  Two pretzel sticks (ham) with green modeling chocolate and a yellow M&M on top.  It was cute!

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