Friday, March 9, 2012

What A Seusstastic Week!!

Whew!  What a busy week!  We celebrated Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday.  We were reading machines this week!  We read over 800 pages!  Wow!  

Monday was "Cat in the Hat" day.  We wore red, black, and white and made hats.  After reading "The Cat in the Hat", we made text to self connections and wrote about what we do when it rains.  Then we read "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" and compared it to the first one.  

For our Dr. Seuss bulletin board, we turned ourselves into the Cat in the Hat!  These turned out so cute!  

We also made handprint Thing One and Thing Twos.  

We also learned about -ing word endings.  We made these silly Thing Ones and wrote a sentence using an -ing word on their bellies.  Thank you to Deanna Jump's Dr. Seuss unit for this great pattern!  

That afternoon, Davis' grandma came to read a Dr. Seuss book to us.  She read "Oh the Thinks You Can Think".  It was so much fun!  We loved having her with us! 

Tuesday was pajama day!  We read the book "I Am Not Going to Get Up Today" by Dr. Seuss.  

During writing we wrote about why we wouldn't want to get out of bed.  Katelyn said that she didn't want to get out of bed because her bed is warm and cozy! 

Wednesday was crazy sock day!  

We read the book "Wacky Wednesday" and did a shared writing about things that would be wacky.  

That afternoon, Josie's grandma came to read to us!  She read the tongue twisting book "Oh Say Can You Say".  It was a fun book!  

She was also kind enough to bring us a special Dr. Seuss themed snack.  Green eggs and ham!  Yum!  

Thursday was hat day!  Everyone brought in their favorite hat.  

During math, we discussed the different ways we could sort the hats. 

Friday was "Green Eggs and Ham" day and storybook character day!  We began our morning by reading and watching "Green Eggs and Ham".  Then we made some green eggs and ham!  Everyone tried it and only one person didn't like the green eggs!  

After we ate green eggs and ham we headed down to Mrs. Karnes class to buddy read with third graders from Mrs. Tobin's class.  They read some of their favorite Dr. Seuss books to us.  We also got to show off our reading skills!  

Later in the day we had DEAR time.  DEAR stands for "Drop Everything and Read".  We read the books that went along with our character costumes.  

After lunch we went on a character parade through the cafeteria.  Here is a short clip of our parade!  

We had so much fun celebrating Dr. Seuss this week!  He is one of my favorite children's book authors.  I had so much fun sharing his stories with our class!  

Next week we will be learning about folk tales and St. Patrick's Day!  I can't wait!  

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