1-2-3 Come Seuss With Me!
Anyone else out there "ob-seussed" with the works of Dr. Seuss? I enjoyed some of his books as a child, but when I really appreciated his prolific writing, was when I became a teacher. I could see first hand that his goofy pictures, silly words and rhyming technique caused giggles and helped my students learn how to read.
His birthday is March 2nd. This year he'd be 110 and many will celebrate with a Cat in the Hat Day or by simply reading Seuss books through out the month.
With over 60 titles to choose from, you could read a different one each day as you join with others to "Read Across America."
To help you celebrate, I designed a few activities to put in centers or play games with, as a way to review a variety of standards.
The number puzzle strips have been downloaded quite a bit, so I thought it would be fun to make a few with a Seuss theme.
Thanks to the wonderful graphics by myclipartstore.com they turned out adorable. The puzzles help your kiddos practice counting to 10, count backwards from 10 to 1, as well as skip count by 10's to 100. Click on the link to view/download the 14 Dr. Seuss puzzles.
Another cute way to practice skip counting by 10's is to have your students make Thing 1 and Thing 2. Add 10 turquoise hair strips that they've "curled" on a crayon (5 on each Thing) and then count them by 10's.
Click on the link to view/download the Count by 10's With Thing 1 and Thing 2 "craftivity".
Many teachers have told me that they collect my different alphabet cards, so that they can switch things up a bit each month to keep their students' interest.
In the Dr. Seuss alphabet packet you'll find Thing 1 and Thing 2 ABC cards that show both upper and lowercase letters on the same card, as well as separate upper and lowercase letter cards, so that you can play all sorts of games like Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?"
Use them as flashcards, a border, cut them up into puzzles etc. I've provided a 3-page tip list of all sorts of things you can do with them, as well as Kaboom cards to make games even more fun. Click on the link to view/download the Dr. Seuss Alphabet Cards.
Finally, I also made some number cards from 0 to 120. There are math symbol cards as well, so that students can make and solve equations, plus an odd and even sorting mat and a tip list of ideas. Click on the link to view/download the Dr. Seuss Number Cards.
That's it for today. I hope you can stop by again tomorrow for the newest Seuss FREEBIES. In the meantime, scroll down to see other blog articles and ideas, or click on the link to pop on over to the Dr.Seuss section of TeachWithMe to find even more.
"Don't cry that it's over; smile because it happened." -Dr. Seuss
1-2-3 Come Do Some More Gingerbread Activities With Me
I decided to design some easy readers that cover a variety of standards using a gingerbread theme.
I hope you'll enjoy the Let's Count Gingerbread packet. Students trace and write the number; color it, and circle it in the sequence. They also add end punctuation to the sentences.
I've included 2 different sets of gingerbread number cards to 20, with a 2-page tip list of all sorts of things you can do with them, including games like Kaboom; + several "trace & write the number" worksheets, as well as a few "What's Missing?" activities and a traceable bookmark you can use as an assessment tool.
When students have completed the packet, you can give them a certificate of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Let's Count Gingerbread packet.
One of my most downloaded easy-readers are the 10-Frame booklets, so I wanted to make one for gingerbread. Click on the link to grab the 1-2-3 Count Gingerbread With Me one.
Because this book is based on a 10-Frame, I've also designed a set of gingerbread 10 frames. Click on the link to view/download the Gingerbread 10 Frames.
Finally, one of my Y5's favorite gingerbread activities started with me giving them a gingerbread cookie.
If you're not a baker (I am not; the 1st time I attempted brownies, my son said they tasted like hockey pucks(!) and I'm wondering when he bit into one of those?) you can buy a box of Keebler gingerbread cookies or another brand. They always have them in the grocery stories in December.
Any hoo, I told my students to take only 1 bite and then to freeze. We graphed who bit off what part of the gingerbread.
In the 10 years I taught Y5's, every year the head was bit off the most, and my quieter students almost always bit off an arm. I wonder if one can draw any conclusions from these experiments?
If you'd like to do this with your kiddo's I included a graph of the parts, as well as a graph of who does and doesn't like gingerbread.
These can be found in the Our Gingerbread Class Book packet. Students fill in their name and what part of the gingerbread they bit off first and then draw a picture. Collect the pages, collate and make a class book.
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"A little sugar, a lot of spice, a woman shaped him … oh so nice. He’s made of dough, with a golden tan; the closest thing to the perfect man!" -Unknown