Saturday, March 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Well we've been looking forward to it all week - Dr. Seuss' Birthday! The kids came to school wearing their wacky hats and we gave them these cute Cat in the Hat t-shirts for our Read Across America kick off. We decided as school to kick off our Read Across America week on March 2nd and extend it the following week until March 9th because we were wrapping up our Black History Month festivities. The school had a reading train at 9:20 a.m. where everyone came out into the hallways and read for 20 minutes. We have over 1200 kids in our Pre-K-4 school so it was very inspirational to see all these students reading together. I have to say I was very proud of our kiddos, since I didn't have to remind them to keep reading. They did such a great job reading their just right books from their reading bags. We had the principal walk down the hallway dressed as the Cat in the Hat and the kids loved seeing her. We also got a great complement for our display outside our classroom. Thanks to pinterest for the inspiration!

Our pinterest inspired bulletin board! 

My red fish blue fish inspired subtraction activity! 

My grade partner, the principal and me! 

 Then we had our kindergarten rotations...The kids rotate among 4 classes participating in Dr. Seuss inspired activities. We have 8 kindergarten classes in total. First they heard the story the Lorax and completed their trufulla piece for the environment. The entire school is making a forest of trufulla trees that will stay up until the end of April, in honor of Earth Day. Next, the kids saw a short video on Hop on Pop and played a game where they had to jump as they said two rhyming words. Then they heard Getrude McFuzz and completed a craft adding feathers to Gertrude. Then the kids ended in their own class. We completed patterns with colored goldfish in honor of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and then the kids ate them for their special snack! Our Kindergarten team rocks, the kids had a great time moving from class to class and learning about Dr. Seuss and his many books!
My beautiful fellow K teacher reading to the kids the Lorax

Another super K teacher demonstrating our Hop on Pop rhyming game.

Another stylish K teacher reading Getrude McFuzz

We had such a great day! We plan to take the kids on a Field Trip to see the Lorax in theatres!

1 comment:

  1. Cute pics & I love the little lamb in a previous post!! I noticed you visited my blog and I decided to take a visit back...I am your newest follower!!


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