Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dr. Seuss Week - Part 2

Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?
After we read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, we made a prediction.  Will we like green eggs and ham?
Many that thought they wouldn't like it - did!!  This student gave it TWO thumbs up! :)
Afterwards, we graphed our findings.  Did we like it? Did we even try them?  We compared our results to our prediction and discussed our findings.  I was surprised at how many did NOT even want to get near them.  ha ha What ever happened to the good ole 2 bite rule??
Once we compared our results, we sat down to journal and put together a class book.  Students filled out this page using the word bank and illustrated their results.  I love the chandelier above! ;-)  So MUCH detail.  I tell them that this is most certainly showing 1st grade readiness. And the little fork in the picture below makes me smile.  ha ha LOVE it!
I do so like green eggs and ham!  Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-am! 
One fish two fish
red fish blue fish
I just love this book and my students did, too!  They had a great time wearing their fishing gear/beach wear.  I wish I would have taken a picture of MY shirt.  A teacher friend of mine found a One fish, Two fish shirt at Wal-mart and I borrowed it to wear.  My students LOVED it and it went perfectly with our theme.  We started off the morning by making and labeling fish patterns.  It certainly was a nice review.  Next year, I'll be sure to utilize this activity with the Pepperidge Farm multi colored goldfish that students can eat after they make their patterns.  Yummy! :)
Later, we painted a fish bowl (using watercolor) and once dry, we added Ellison di cut fish to make addition sentences. 
And now, Good night.
It is time to sleep
So we will sleep with our pet Zeep.
Today is gone. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.
Every day, from here to there.
funny things are everywhere.