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?


  1. Hi Ms. Garcia,
    Happy to be a new follower. Thank you for the considerate feedback. It's so nice to hear back from other teachers.
    Have a great week.
    School Is a Happy Place

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I could't find much Pete the Cat stuff as well so I just made my own but I couldn't find much clipart as well. I teach kinder and we have a Pete the Cat theme all year....just changing Pete according to the holiday or seasons. If I can find some pictures, I'll email them to you! I love your blog and your passion and enthusiasm. I'm following by email so that I don't miss a post! My goal next week is to come up with a blog schedule for what I'm going to blog about each week and make sure to blog at least 4 times a week. I got sick this year and took the last 6-7 weeks off so I really had nothing to blog about but I REALLY want to get back into it to share ideas like people are generous enough to do with me and I love to give my readers lots of special freebies and incentives for following my blog. I look forward to gettting to know you and thank you again for commenting on my blog today!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Kindergarten



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