Friday, March 1, 2013

Seusstastic Day!

Today our school celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday!  We did several different Seuss activities and ended the day with a school wide celebration.

One of our first activities was with the book, Cat in the Hat.   After reading the book, I had the kids brain storm all the words that rhyme with cat.  The kids picked which words they wrote on their rhyming hat from the list we made as a class.  They loved this book, and were very excited to make Cat and his famous hat.

I got our next craft activity from a blogger friend, Mary from Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives.   I showed the kids the craft first and made them guess which book we were going to be reading.  They did it!  :o)  One little boy nailed it ....."That is Horton and Whoville!"  Yes, we read Horton Hears a Who.
Our last activity for the day was our annual school wide celebration - Seuss Readers Theater!  A Dr. Seuss story is presented by the outstanding and ever popular teachers at Marshall Elementary.  This year we preformed Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!  Seuss died before he finished this book, but with the help of Prelutsky and Smith the book was published in 1998.  Our big kids are starting state assessments next week, so the book was a great way to get them excited.

I hope your day was as fun as ours!

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24


  1. Looks like you guys had a blast! I love the idea of completing a craft before reading the book. Have a great weekend Faith!

    Fun in PreK-1

    1. Thanks Jessica!! The kids always love it when I give them a "challenge." :o)

  2. Faith, I love that your faculty does a reader's theater for that...How does it work? Does everyone do it, or just a few? Do you get together to practice a few times?
    I LOVE the Horton idea with the arm through the plate as the trunk. I can't tell you how much that made me giggle when I saw it! How very clever! I'm pinning so I can remember for next year!!

    1. Our Librarian always organizes the production! :o) All of our faculty is welcome to participate, and the number we need/use depends on the book we do. This book had a bunch of little parts, so there were a lot of people involved! We only practice 2 times after school, because it is truly readers theater. (Nothing memorized!) That makes it fun and very doable!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love the rhyming hat idea - I was trying to think of a way to "beef up" our hats a little bit! We are doing Seuss next week too, I can't resist :)
    And your faculty presentation is fantastic! What a great choice!

    1. Thanks Marissa! Yes, I like the challenge with the words. I have them read me their word too when they are finished! It's another great way to practice those CVC words! :o)