Thursday, March 14, 2013

We love Dr. Seuss!

We do Dr. Seuss big in our classroom. For two weeks in March, we celebrate the world's favorite author. It's one of my favorite times of the year because the kids are more enthusiastic about books and reading than they've ever been before.

They literally fight over books. Glorious. I love every minute of it. :)

Here are a few highlights from our unit this year:

The kids always love There's a Wocket in my Pocket. It's silly and all the words rhyme. I love it because it is great practice with initial phoneme substitution. :)
This year, we made an adorable class book to go along with it.

First, each student drew their own little "monster" -- like the characters in the book.

Then, each student picked a place to "put" their monster, and I took a picture. 

After printing the pictures, the kids created their class book pages by first sounding out where it was (on the second line) and then replacing the first sound to "name" their monster (on the first line). Like this:

[There's a harpet on the carpet.]

[There's a zasket on the basket.]

[There's a toor on the door.]

Next, we did the world's cutest Dr. Seuss art project. I saw it somewhere on Pinterest (but I can't remember where!!!) 

Thing 1 and Thing 2 with handprints -- so fun and cute!

We also always do these cute Cat in the Hats. The kids love bringing them home.

Lastly, we set-up a "Dr. Seuss Station" in our classroom where students could bring any Dr. Seuss books, characters, etc. to share. They loved it -- we even made it a rotation during our literacy workstation time.

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