I'm pretty sure by now I can recite this book from memory but I still enjoy reading it. Even though most kids have heard it quite a few times in their five short years they still sit quietly as I read each page and rhyming word.
I started the lesson with a question...
Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham?
I gave each child a green fried egg with their name on it and asked them to place it on the graph. As you can see, we only had a few hold outs. I was surprised to be honest, because really...green eggs?!?
Then I settled them down for the book. As I read each page I gave them the opportunity to finish the rhymes for me. It's a great way to assess their rhyming ability and it keeps them engaged too.
After the book we had a quick discussion about lessons learned.
Me: "Have you ever thought you wouldn't like something and then you tried it then realized it was really good?"
I got some really great answers!
Then I pulled out a surprise. My version of Green Eggs and Ham.
In the past I've made actually green eggs and ham, but this year I have a child with an egg allergy, so I went with a safer version.
|So easy! So tasty!|
|A close up!|
This is what our graph looked like after sampling my green eggs and ham!
Good-bye Dr. Seuss...until next year!