This week was Dr. Seuss week and we had a lot of fun! Tuesday we started the day practicing our names and phone numbers. After circle time, we read “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.” For morning centers, we played a Cat in the Hat matching game with letters. For math, we rolled dice and had to decide one more and one less than that number. We also practiced rhyming words and played with magnets! For afternoon centers, we made a Cat in the Hat hat, traced and wrote our first and last names, and practiced writing our numbers 1-20. We also talked about and did an activity about what was good for your teeth and bad for your teeth. At the end of the day, we got to see our dinosaurs that hatched from their eggs from last week. They were excited to see what color they got and to measure and draw them. During story time, we read “Cat in the Hat” and the kids got to wear their hats they made home!
On Wednesday, we did more activities Dr. Seuss themed. We started the morning decorating a sock and read the book “Fox in Socks.” In morning centers, I helped the kids trace their foots and they got to measure their footprints using pennies, paper clips, blocks, and crayons. We did a graphing page using goldfish crackers, matched the antonyms on foot cut outs, and cut out our sock from the beginning of the day. For specials, they learned the new letter sounds for the month of March! At the end of the day, we did a “write the room” where the kids had to find pictures around the room and write them on their paper. They had to spell words and find pictures relating to Dr. Seuss. We ended the day reading the book, “Wocket in my Pocket.”
Thursday was our Green Eggs and Ham day! We started the morning practicing writing our teen numbers. They had so much fun at their party. First we read the story “Green Eggs and Ham,” then they got to see how the eggs were made, and then they got to eat them. Most of the kids in our class liked them! For centers, we did green eggs and ham writing where they had to decide what they wanted to eat and where and then draw a picture of it. They had to count goldfish crackers and put them into fish bowls. They played a game called I-Spy vegetables. We also got to color green eggs and ham and then cut and glue them onto a plate. Next, we took a poll to see who liked the green eggs and who did not. Only 2 did not like the eggs and the rest liked them 🙂 For art, we made our own “things.” They cut out the faces and made the hair of the thing by tracing their hands and then cutting them out. These turned out so cute! At the end of the day, they got to have goldfish crackers as a snack while I read them “Cat in the Hat Comes Back Again” and “No Place Like Space.” It was treasure box day and every child earned a prize! I even passed out Dr. Seuss bookmarks to celebrate our week and get the kids excited to read at home 🙂