Today we had a great day filled with Dr. Seuss activities. We started off the day by reading The Cat in the Hat. Then we made our own Cat in the Hat
- The kids painted the back of a paper plate black.
- While those were drying, we worked on the hats. They used red construction paper to make a pattern of red and white.
- On tag board white paper I cut out circles to use as the cat’s face. They used googly eyes, pom poms for the nose, and pipe cleaners for the whiskers to make the face. They glued that to the paper plate.
- I stapled the hat to the paper plate and then the kids added triangle ears.
After our craft was finished we had some fun Dr. Seuss centers. The discovery table was filled with little Cat in the Hat toys that they loved playing with after hearing the story.
We also worked on patterning using these great styrofoam red and white circles that my friend let me borrow. The kids had to stack them up using a pattern as high as they could. They loved this!
We ended the day by reading Green Eggs and Ham. I couldn’t read that book without making some green eggs and ham. Almost of my class tried them and loved them. My daughter Emily ate two plates full and then asked her Daddy if he could make her some for breakfast on Saturday. It was a fun day!
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To start off our unit on Community Helpers, we had a Hat Day on Tuesday. Each student got to wear their favorite hats. We read the book Caps For Sale and they loved it. They had so much fun yelling “tsk, tsk, tsk” like the monkeys. After reading we played musical hats, a game just like musical chairs but you pass your hats around the circle. Then we stacked bean bags on our heads and tried walking around the room.
I made a pocket chart rhyme to have the kids practice color words. Plus they loved using the pointer and pretending to read. I wrote on index cards different color words in that color. Then I printed six small caps and colored them the same colors. The kids had to match the color words with the right cap.
Emily played with this pocket chart forever when I brought it home. Then she made a hat out of paper and decorated it with dot markers.
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We have started another devotional Bible with the girls. It is called Little Princess Devotional by Sheila Walsh. We love it! After reading the stories of creation we decided to create our own night sky. We got some yellow construction paper and she taped different sized stars and circles to her paper.
Then we mixed purple and blue paint and added glitter. She covered the entire paper including the stars and circles with paint.
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When she was finished we took the stars off. Ashlyn wanted to add a moon so we cut out a circle from wax paper. She crumpled it up and smoothed it back out to make it look like the craters on the moon. She glued it to her night sky. I forgot to take a picture of it with the moon on it though.