We started this week with another snow day!! I can’t believe how crazy the weather has been this year.
This week was all about celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday! We had an absolute blast reading LOTS of Dr. Seuss books! Each day we read a new book and did many different activities to go with each book. I have included a BUNCH of freebies in this post.
14 FREEBIES to be exact!!
Look for the links to grab ALL of the FREEBIES!
Monday: Snow Day!
Tuesday: ‘The Cat in the Hat’
We made hats and painted our faces to look like
The Cat in the Hat.
We practiced some addition and subtraction with the hat from ‘The Cat in the Hat’
You can grab this Addition and Subtraction Flip Up
We solved addition and subtraction equations to make a mystery picture which was the hat from ‘The Cat and the Hat’ of course!!
You can grab this addition and subtraction mystery page HERE.
(I apologize if the quality of this document is not great. I had to scan it onto my computer because I created it by cutting and gluing the parts together before putting it through the copy machine.)
We walked around the room and found 2 words to go with each letter of ‘The Cat in the Hat’.
You can grab this Cat in the Hat Write the Room freebie HERE.
We wrote about whether or not we would let the Cat in the Hat in our house. We have been working a lot on our opinion writing and explained why we would or would not let him in our house. I am so proud of their writing!
You can grab this Writing Page freebie HERE.
Wednesday: We read ‘Horton Hatches the Egg’
We practiced making different patterns on eggs just like Horton sat on.
You can grab this pattern page freebie HERE.
We worked on a Dr. Seuss Addition and Subtraction stories book. We highlighted the key words in the addition and subtraction stories. Then, we cut out the pictures on the bottom to act out the stories and write an equation to go with the story.
You can grab this Addition and Subtraction Stories Book
We really loved ‘Horton Hatches an Egg’! We talked about if we would help take care of the egg like Horton did. We continued working on opinion writing and wrote whether or not we would help take care of the egg and why or why not. We turned our writing into a cute craft.
You can grab this Horton Writing Craftivity freebie HERE.
I found this large clear egg and spray painted it red to look like the egg from the story ‘Horton Hatches an Egg’. (I didn’t get a chance to paint white dots on it though! I will make that my next years project!) We shook the egg, listened, and made predictions on what could be inside. We wrote our predictions and then did the big reveal!! They were so excited that it was candy inside! They love anything that has to do with food.
What kid doesn’t?! (…and adult)
Here is the writing we did to go with our predictions and results of what was in the egg.
I copied the top egg part onto red construction paper.
You can grab this egg prediction and results writing
Thursday: ‘Green Eggs and Ham’
We practiced decomposing the number 10. I painted lima beans green and each student had 10 of them to place in their dixie cup. They shook their cup and spilled the beans onto the ‘egg’. They counted how many landed on the ‘egg’ and how many landed off the ‘egg’. They made an addition equation to go with that.
You can grab this ‘Green Egg’ Decomposing 10 Activity
We practiced finding the missing addend by using a Q-tip to paint dots on a ten frame. We looked at the first number and painted that many dots. Then, we count how many more we would need to have 10 altogether. We used green paint of course to go with ‘Green Eggs and Ham’!
You can grab this Missing Addend Activity freebie HERE.
I surprised my kiddos by telling them we were going to get to eat green eggs and cook them in our classroom! Their reaction was priceless! They had a lot of fun cooking green eggs. I let each of them add an egg to the bowl and stir. Then, we got to eat them!
After we ate the green eggs, we graphed whether or not we liked the green eggs. We made our graph into a large pie graph.
Then, we made our own pie graphs.
You can grab this Large Class Graph and Graph Activity freebie HERE.
Friday: ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’
We completed an addition word problem mini book where we had to put the correct color and number of fish in the fish bowl. Then, we wrote the addition equation to go with the word problem.
You can grab this Addition Word Problem Mini Book freebie HERE.
I had students pick as many fish as they wanted from 1-10. Then, they had to color the fish 2 different colors and it didn’t matter how many fish they colored of each of the colors they chose. They glued them onto the fish bowl and wrote an addition story to go with it.
You can grab this Fish Addition Activity freebie HERE.
We practiced finding rhyming words on Thing 1 and Thing 2.
You can grab this Rhyming Activity freebie HERE.
We finished the day with colorful goldfish of course!
I hope you enjoy all of the freebies and have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and fantastic freebies! They are printed off and in my file for next year!
Jaime Miller says
You're so welcome! I hope you enjoy them! Thank you for your kind words! 🙂
Thank you for these fantastic ideas! I can't wait to use them next year!
I love all of your ideas!!!! I am very anxious to be able to use them with upcoming units. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.
Jaime Miller says
Hi Abel! Thank you so much!! I hope you and your students enjoy all of these activities during Dr. Seuss's birthday! You will have to let me know how it goes! 🙂
First Year Teacher says
Thank you so much for all the wonderful freebies!!
Thank you so much for all the freebies! Dr. Seuss is my favorite theme to teach and I can't wait to use your creative lessons! THANK YOU!
Thank you so very much for the fantastic material. I love the math you incorporated with Dr.Seuss' books.