Friday, March 8, 2013

Read Across America

I honestly debated on whether to celebrate
Dr. Seuss this year.  I decided to believe
that Dr. Seuss himself would not be proud
of what happened and so I chose to celebrate
all that he contributed to literacy...
AND the kiddos LOVE it! 

Don't get me wrong, I understand it's the LAW,
but still......

I had so many kids gone this week. 
The crud has hit my class hard.
One little one missed this whole week.
She ended up with pneumonia. 
I don't like when they miss school, but
I especially don't like when they miss
these extra special weeks.

So my Five for Friday Friday Flashback
is all about Dr. Seuss activities!


Day 1

 The Cat in the Hat came back
for a visit and read us a story!

If Thing 1 and Thing 2 came to my house.....

This one cracks me up!

I would welcome them with a cake 
and let them play the wii.

LOVE this one too!
I would scream and move to a different house. 
I think I might get some blue hair.

Day 2

Tuesday was Grinch Green day.
We also ate green eggs and ham.
(Scrambled eggs with diced ham mixed in)
I have no idea why I didn't get pictures!

Day 3

Where did all those Thing 1 and 
Thing 2s come from?!?!

Hair inspired by 
Khrys at

Grab My Button

Day 4

Every year my 1st graders
have a Shape Party and
invite the preschool classes.
My kiddos take pictures of things 
around the school that are recognizable 
and we bind it into a class book for 
the preschool classes. We serve 
shape snacks, of course!
We read the Shape of Me and other
Stuff by Dr. Seuss as well as 
another shape book and of course
read the book we made them!

Little Cindy Lou Who reading!

Today was Crazy Hair/Cindy Lou Who hair day!

Day 5

Our last day of the celebration!

The Butter Battle!

Making Oobleck!

Crazy Hat Day!

Snack Time!

I have made a cake similar to this one...
once...that was it! It was very time
consuming for someone not used to 
cake decorating.

I made a cake similar to this most years.
Much easier but still time consuming!

This is what I did this year!

Pinterest inspired but I used
White Striped Shortbread Cookies
from Wal-Mart. Didn't take long at all!
They were a hit with the kiddos!

Fiction & Nonfiction Pair

We began our ocean unit 
this week.

Story Souvenir


Random Photo

The Tooth Fairy finally got
around to leaving a note,
toothbrush and toothpaste 
for each of the kiddos!
(I blame the snow!)

This note is a freebie on TpT.
Click here to get it!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous fun in first grade! Thanks for inviting us to the shape party each year. It's a fun time and reinforces what we have been learning. I had one of your kiddos stop me in the hall today to tell me about the Oobleck. Fun, fun!

  2. Love, love, love your week of Dr. Seuss! :) I've done the Thing hair before too -- isn't it fun to see the kiddos all dressed up and ready to celebrate? Hope you have a good weekend.

  3. WOWY-WOW-WOW! What a fun, busy week you've had! I love all the activities! I had a peanut out all this week too....strep has hit. GROSS! Hope it stays away from me!!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  4. Wow! You had a busy week! The sickness hit my room too. :(

  5. Can I join your class :) Looks like so much fun!!

    I am so glad I found your cute blog, and am now your newest follower :)


  6. By the looks on your kids' faces, you definitely made the right choice! I can tell they loved every moment of celebrating Dr. Seuss!

    Teaching Maddeness

  7. I can't get over all of these adorable photos! You have such a lucky bunch of kiddos!


    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  8. There are SO many amazing things in this post Kim. I don't even know where to start! It looks like your littles had a total blasty blast! Thanks so much for the hair shout out. Your kiddos look adorable. I am saving so many of these ideas for next year! Is it sad that I cannot wait for it to come around again?! HA! You are such an inspiration and I am so glad that we have met through the blogging world!

    Love and hugs,

  9. Kim - everything looks amazing! We had a big celebration too - my favorite teaching day of the year for sure. Glad you had fun!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After