On Thursday, we read this classic Sam I Am story, finding lots of rhyming words along the way. Sometimes, the kids get so used to giving me words with initial letter sounds that they forget that words are made up of groups of letters, not single ones. After talking about that at circle time, we set off to centers ready to match words from the story. Even though we couldn't read the words yet, we could read ALL the letters in the word to Ms. Heather, and make matches with careful eyes!
After all that, it was time for some cooking. Ms. Heather brought in a big griddle and we made some real green eggs and ham! Not everybody felt like being adventurous, but about half of us agreed with Sam I Am and thought they were delicious!
Friday: The Cat in the Hat
In honor of the troublesome and lovable Cat in the Hat, we all wore a hat to school on Friday!
We made hat shaped flip books with our "at" rhyming words, and cute Cat in the Hat masks.
We also modeled our wild wacky feet for a picture before taking them home on Friday:
Looking back at the week, we made a graph of which Dr. Seuss day was the best. We had fun every day, but the alphabet fishing on Tuesday and the oobleck play on Wednesday were the big winners!
Every day was about a different Dr. Seuss book (or 2!).
Monday: The Foot Book and Fox in Socks
We wore our favorite shoes and socks to school today! After talking about measuring and making an estimate, we used shoes to see how long we are (with the help of a counting classmate). We finished up by talking about how we usually use rulers to measure, and how a whole 12 inch ruler is called a foot. Then, we picked out some paint colors and got started painting some giant feet.
Tuesday: 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Fishing fun was in order for Tuesday! We had our own alphabet pond for catching letters and sounds. We also worked on recognizing our numbers to 20 with some goldfish crackers.
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday and Bartholomew and the Oobleck
EVERYTHING was mixed up on Wacky Wednesday! Our clothes and hair looked all wacky and wild. We came in to a room with mixed up table jobs and name cards that didn't match anyone there. The letters on the board looked all wrong, and we worked together to fix those. Then, after mixing up some ooey gooey oobleck, we played in the goo at one center, and made those colorful feet from Monday extra wacky at another center.