Monday we kicked off the week with some Cat in the Hat. After reading the story, we rotated through 4 centers (completed on Wed.)
1. Matched rhyming words on hats to rhyming words on cats, then created their own rhyming hat.
2. Re-read Cat in the Hat and searched for different word families
3. Created a poem about a funny cat
4. Read The Cat in the Hat Returns and answered a reading response sheet.
We also picked our favorite Dr. Seuss characters and wrote why they were our favorite.
"Because he is mean" Hummm did I teach the wrong character traits at Christmas time??? Haha
Tuesday we celebrated Read Across America week with the whole school sitting in the hallway reading for 15 minutes. My firsties were so excited to be in the hall with all the other students, but they did an awesome job reading and were so behaved. After that, our first guest reader came in. Of course she read a Dr. Seuss book! Since this took up a big portion of our reading block, I decided to finish centers on Wednesday and we worked on our Unit test. For writing, we read Horton Hatches the Egg and talked about Horton's character traits. Then we picked two traits and wrote short sentences about Horton. Glued it to an egg pattern, decorated the front, cut it crooked-ly down the middle, and wahlah a cute and educational craft; which we all know is the only way to sneak in fun crafts!
He was so excited to tell me about his dreams of being the ticket man!
This sweet girl brings me about 3 pictures a week...so how'd I know she would pick an artist?
A rockstar? By going to college? How fun :)