Saturday, March 3, 2012

Seuss Week!

Did you all have a great time this week? I didn't get to nearly half the things I wanted to do due to two reasons.
a.) On Monday morning I opened my email to see that my formal evaluation would be THAT WEEK.
b). On Monday morning during reading the office staff walked in with a new student for me.

Needless to say, I was swamped between the two. But we did still manage to have lots of good fun that is funny. I'll preface this post by saying you are NOT going to see the oobleck, truffula trees, or thing one and two cupcakes that I had planned in my last post.... there just wasn't time.

We started the week by reading about Dr. Seuss and some facts about his life. Then we started our book study with The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat comes Back. My kids made their hat glyphs from my Seuss on the Loose Unit and then we compared our data.

The kids also did some really great writing this week, I am so proud of their progress. We started by talking about what they would do if the Cat in the Hat came to their house.
Obviously two very different personalities.....

Then we read Fox in Socks and played a little rhyming game with the words from the book.

After reading a few of the books we did a setting comparison:

The kids wrote about the Lorax:

And we made the cute pinterest-inspired hats:

The kids also wrote about Horton, and what made him such a great friend.

And what they would do if they ran the zoo....

They also practiced labeling by themselves and did a great job!

We made our green eggs and ham on Friday, with this cute worksheet from primary perspective.

We also watched Horton Hears a Who! It was a great day....

The last writing we did for the week was about our favorite character from the Dr. Seuss books. I picked these two to show because I am so impressed with how they sounded out once-ler and family redunza!
click to see larger! 

We made two handprint crafts this week (pinterest inspired) :

And here are some of our centers. Sorry some are so blurry.
sorting at words from non at words

sneetches pocket chart

beginning l blends

matching sentences to pictures

rhyming words

building numbers

addition match up


measuring hats
We also talked about Lions, Elephants, Cheetahs and habitats this week. I forgot to take pics of our animal charts, but I"ll post those next week along with our zoo books the kids have been working so hard on. Here are our habitat books, from Kim Adsit's Animal Blasters unit. I love how they are shaped like bears :)

Next week we are headed to the zoo! I think we might do some of my cowboy centers, just for fun. (And because I'm witholding all St. Patrick's activities till the week after, you know.... the week before spring break!)

I have two new blogs for you all to check out this week....

First up one of my co-workers Perrine at Modern Kindergarten 

and second Becca at Kindergarten Kids - I love all the cooking she has been doing with her class! I don't utilize my oven enough, that's for sure!

Now go! Show them some love!

Books we loved this week:
Dr. Seuss (First Biographies (Capstone Paperback))
Elephants (African Animals)
Cheetahs (African Animals) (Pebble Plus: African Animals)
Lions (African Animals) (Pebble Plus: African Animals)
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  1. Thanks for the shout-out Rachelle :-)
    I am thinking of starting a teachers notebook store in addition to my TpT store by this summer. Can you send me the link for that so when I sign up I can sign up under you link. Thanks

  2. Cute blog....I just found it! Love your center ideas, thanks for sharing!!

  3. Oh, my! This looks like so much fun! Seems like you are a great teacher!