Thursday, March 3, 2011

S is for Seuss!

I love celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday! His books are my favorite to read aloud because they are just F-U-N!

This year was especially fun because our school held its annual words and numbers extravaganza!

Each participating teacher was responsible for planning one literacy and one math activity. The collective creativity of some outstanding teachers provided children and their families with lots of learning opportunities all while having a great time and promoting some great school community spirit!
The Cat was there to greet our visitors.

These signs hung above each activity.

I started with a graphing project based on One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
Each child went "fishing" then had to add their fish to a graph I created that hung above the our fish pond.
The kids loved this and came back over and over again. I was actually afraid I was going to run out of fish!

My literacy activity was a simple "at" word activity based on The Cat in The Hat.
The box held ziploc bags of magnetic letters.

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My Lego table transformed into a word building center!

Each child was awarded one of these after completing the center.
 The evening was a huge hit, but made for some very tired kids, not to mention a few tired teachers too!


Mrs. Hicks@hicks-thealphabetgarden.blogspot said...

I LOVE it all!! Our school has had a Dr. Seuss Cafe the last few years which the children love but we were unable to pull it off this year. I like the way you had everything set up-the fish game looks fantastic! Did you rotate from classroom to classroom or was this an evening event? Did I not read and pay attention well?!

Anyway, you have given me several ideas that may not wait until next year-I think I need to stretch our unit to next week!

Thank you!

Lisa said...

It was an evening event. Our PTO provided free pizza at the start of the event, then kids rotated with their families through classrooms.
It was great!

nana2mdnjp said...

You get an E for Excellent!!!
Well done Lisa.

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Suzan said...

I LOVE the fish station. I think I would spend most of my time there, too!