If you don't work in an elementary school, you might not know that Dr. Seuss's birthday was this week. That's a big deal around these parts, and I'm not even sure why because his books are kind of, well, stupid. I know, I know, it's like I'm Sinead O'Connor ripping up that picture of the pope on SNL and I'll admit that some of his books, like The Lorax, are exceptional but come on, have you read Hop On Pop lately?? Anyway, my kids lo-ove his books. It's kind of like Nick Jr. in literary form. What's great is after I've read about four of them one of my kids will say,"Hey, that rhymes..." Why, yes, yes it does. So in order to be on the bandwagon and all that, we had lots of fun Dr. Seuss activities. And here is the photographic evidence...
Here's the Cat in the Hat. They made the eyes, nose and mouth themselves.
This is the green eggs and ham we made. Doesn't it look appetizing? They ate the heck out of it.
Everyone tried some. Even the one who said it looked like lettuce.
Here's our hats. And you thought paper bags were just for lunches.
AND we made cute little bowties to go with them.
Look at that face. What a cutie.
Now his hat may LOOK like everyone else's, but it's not. I saw a pencil sticking out of it, and when I asked him about it, he informed me that it was a magical hat and that he could pull things out of it, like the pencil, an old post-it note and a paper dinosaur he had made.
Hmmmm....sounds like an idea for a Dr. Seuss book.
I am a teacher. I have taught in some capacity for the last twenty-plus years. I have lived in beautiful North Carolina for the past 12 years where I have taught kindergarten, among other things. This year, I am on a little adventure--I've taken my class to first grade with me, a grade I taught once ten years ago! Let the fun begin!