Friday, February 27, 2015

Five for Friday: Rhyme Time with Dr. Seuss

Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss? Favorite children's author - HANDS DOWN!
This week is all about the rhymes! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little Friday fun!

We started this week with Cat in the Hat himself. After reading, we did a little guided drawing... can't help but love these!

It didn't take long for things to get Wacky! 
My students thought their clothes and hair were going to be the only things Wacky about Wednesday.... but they were WRONG!

We had a lot of fun with nonsense words... or as I like to call them... "Dr. Seuss words".

Students created their own crazy creatures. They glued them into tiny craft pockets and created  a rhyming name.

Calling all shoppers! It's our classroom store's GRAND OPENING! Our math unit is focusing on coin names and values. (Mini Rant: Why couldn't coins have sizes that make sense!?! Why is a Dime the smallest coin yet worth more than a Nickel and Penny? A size-value correlation would make this unit so much easier! End of rant.)
Anyways... we did some serious shopping this week.

 How could you not with these unbeatable prices?
Students made all of the price tags.
When students came to the checkout, with their purchases, they had to tell me the name of the coin they needed to pay with and the value of that coin.
If they wanted a turn as the cashier, they had to identify names and values of every coin- very motivating!

Bulletin board paper + IKEA table + Tape = Conveyer Belt

On Monday we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday with green eggs and ham. Students make and wear their own "Cat in the Hat" hats just for the occasion. A volunteer even comes in to paint faces with black noses and whiskers.

A parent made these adorable marshmallow hats one year, and I've been carrying on the tradition ever since. SO EASY! Just dip 1/2 the of each marshmallow in water before rolling in red sprinkles and let dry before stacking on a lollipop stick.
"If you never did you should! These things are fun and fun is good!"~ Dr. Seuss

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