Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dr. Seuss - Author Study Week 1

It has been a fun filled week of celebrating reading!

Here are some highlights.

First off, The Lorax.  I wanted my students to read the book and view the classic Lorax movie.  Call me old fashioned but I think the book is always better than the movie.


Although, I saw many Lorax inspired ideas, I couldn't find the "right" one to fit my students' needs.  I created a very simple Lorax themed writing paper for them to use with stickers I found at Michaels.  Together, we came up with suggestions to help our environment.


Yesterday, we read and cooked Green Eggs and Ham.  This was a perfect opportunity to practice How to writing. Amazingly, I managed to facilitate this while cooking green eggs and ham.


Our finished writing!


Next week, more Dr. Seuss!


Happy Teaching and Learning!

13 comments:

  1. Is that Easter grass you used for the truffula trees on your board? It looks beautiful!

    Julie
    www.lightafire3.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes. I hot glued it onto construction paper.

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  2. Just to say Thanks for all you do to share your resources with the rest of us…You've been awarded the Lovely Blog Award…Please hop over and take a look! You're thought of in a very special way!
    Swamp Frog First Graders Lovely Blog Award

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    1. Thank you, Heidi. That is thoughtful of you.

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  3. I would so love your Dr. Seuss-Lorax writing paper/prompt. We just watched the classic video on Friday and would love a follow up.
    Would you consider posting it or sending it?
    Terry
    THYordan@aol.com

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  4. Love that Lorax picture! I'm sure I'm double-awarding, but I am linking to you on my blog!

    TangledUpTeaching.blogspot.com

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  5. That is SUCH a cute idea. Did you take the students photo with the sunglasses on then have them glue the yellow beards on? Where did you get the glasses at? Along with Terry, would you consider e-mailing me a copy of the Lorax paper you used?

    Thank you,
    Ashley

    ashleymcelroy@rocketmail.com

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    1. The mustache was paper which they colored and cut. I glued them onto a Popsicle stick and took their picture. They didn't have sunglasses on while the picture was taken.

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  6. Ohh, I see. Was that something you did to cover their face in order to post it on your blog? SOOO...cute and creative!

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  7. Really love the Lorax pictres! Loved the green eggs and how to writing also! Thanks for sharing!

    Nicole
    First Grade OWLS

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  8. I have nominated YOU, your awesomeness, for an AWARD! Swing by to check it out. =)

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