Monday, March 10, 2014

Love to Read-Dr. Seuss

Read Across America is one of my favorite times of the year. I get to read so many silly books and many with great themes: keeping your word, trying new things, responsibility.

This year was especially special. My student teacher Ms. Anna is fab.u.lous. She taught them this really cute poem, that they also presented at our assembly.

For a special treat, she invited her father, Detective Anna, to read a couple stories to my kiddos.

 Too go along with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish, the students were given a blue bowl with a handful of fish crackers. They first had to estimate, then do an actual count, and finally determine if there estimate was greater than, less than, or equal to their actual measurement.

After reading Green Eggs and Ham, we made a dessert version (green vanilla pudding, with a wafer cookie, and green sprinkles for salt and pepper).

They got to create a hybrid animal after they we read Horton Hatches an Egg. This was my favorite:

Of course no Dr. Seuss celebration is complete without a hat. We had the students write down the title of the books on the hat as we read each one. At the end of the day, they got to put a fish on their favorite one.

For a sweet treat, we made them a hat topper pencil.

 Last, but never least, here are my kiddos with Ms. Anna. We sure are going to miss her.

How do you celebrate the big day?


By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
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