Thursday, March 31, 2011
Read Across America & Dr. Seuss
Welp, I'm on Spring Break right at the moment and just got back from a 4 day trip from Puerto Vallarta last night....back to reality!! I figured I had better get on the computer now and update everything while my babes are in bed:)
Last week our school celebrated Read Across America...I know, it's a little late. But, we decided to push it back this year due to our scheduled ISAT testing. So, here are my literacy centers for the week:
This was a super fun center from Kathleen Pedersen's Dr. Seuss packet at TPT! In this center, the kids use a pencil and a paper clip as a spinner. They spin to see which word they write and then they spin to see what they will write the word with. I slightly modified this center to use words that my kiddos were working on that week.
This is also a center from Kathleen's Dr. Seuss packet! In this center the students roll the dice to make words. They then record it on their response sheet according to whether it's a "Dr. Seuss word" or a real word:) Kathleen's center comes with dice to print out and make, but I just used these foam cubes. I have TONS of them. Target has these cubes in their back to school dollar bins and I use them for all kind of things!!! Then, I made up these little work mats to help the kiddos put their words together. Using the works mats helps some of my more struggling students remember that the blue block always stays in the middle:) Here is a google doc link to the mat that I made to go along with this center, if you're interested:) Let me know if this link doesn't work:
Here are a couple of other fun activities that we did:
I also made these little chocolate green eggs!!!! I told them it was their dessert! How stinkin' cute is this?!?! I found the idea at this blog: http://the-wilson-world.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweet-dr-suess-snack.html
All you need is candy melts, green M&Ms, wax paper, a template, and a squeeze bottle. Check out her description on how to make them!! It was really VERY easy!!