I hate youtube/China internet so much. I’ve been trying to upload Eve’s 7 month video for two weeks now and it keeps failing at 99%. Ok moving on.
Dr. Seuss galore!
Check out my door! My class is called “Brown Bear” so that’s why there is a Brown Bear decal there. And now it’s sporting a “Cat in the Hat” hat!
So I can’t believe it. But my boss is actually on board with Dr. Seuss’ birthday this year. She’s letting me craft it up! And she’s telling the other teachers to decorate our hallway! Wow. This is so dramatically different than last year when she told me to stop doing Dr. Seuss and to focus on reading (lol) and phonics. You know how much phonics I’ve been teaching through Dr. Seuss lady?? Ok, I have been having a bit of fun with the crafts. Tis true, but so much more is happening than she sees on the surface.
Crazy story: So one of the teachers was making a Cat in the Hat cutout. She had plans to hang it up on the hallway ceiling next to some other artwork she was planning out. Well another teacher created this beautiful masterpiece in the other teacher’s intended spot.
For some reason, they said her Cat in the Hat was too heavy for the sign and said she would have to put it up somewhere else. She flipped a lid and I mean really flipped a lid. She shoved her Cat in the Hat drawing in the trash along with her other drawings. No one told her that her drawings were not going to be used, but just that it would fit better somewhere else. I don’t even know EXACTLY what was said because all this was going on in Korean at a screaming volume level between these two teachers. I guess she watched too many Korean dramas. But c’mon? Really? Trash can? Ok, so I secretly rescued it and hid it in my class. The next day when she was calm again and cheerful, I hung it up in my window.
Looks pretty good for being shoved in the trash! Well, you can see where it is bent around the eyes.
She told everyone that she was only going to decorate for her classroom and not for the department anymore. So she made this for her door the next day:
She walked by my class and saw the first Cat in the Hat that I rescued from the trash displayed in the window. She tried to hide a little smile, so I think secretly, she’s happy someone rescued it and valued her work.
Yesterday I read “Ten Apples Up on Top” to my class. I think I’m getting better as a story teller, because man! They were so into the story. I can raise my volume level and bring intensity into the story. I stop to ask questions. I make sound effects. They. were. enthralled. They loved it and I loved it. I was so proud and mentally patted myself on the back.
So after we read the story, I had them do this worksheet. I got the idea from somewhere, but just designed the worksheet to my liking and added mini pom poms!
If you don’t have pom poms, you could have them draw apples.
Anyway, they have to write in their name and then draw a picture of themselves, (But make sure they draw themselves low enough in the box to fit in the mini pom pom apples).
Then I randomly set the mini red pom poms on their desk to count. Once they counted how many there were they had to fill it in the blank. Then I squirted some glue on a piece of paper on their desks and let them start gluing apples.
Easy, fun, and tactile!
If you would like this worksheet, click here: Ten Apples Up on Top
For more of my Dr. Seuss ideas click here.