Hi everyone! I'm Erica from The Eagle's Nest. Greg was gracious enough to invite me to share my classroom with you and I jumped at the chance! I so love his blog--from all the glitter to those A-MAZ-ING hats! Thanks, Greg, for sharing your Smorgasboard with me!
Next week is a biggie in our little corner of the world...Seuss Week! I know many of you are very disappointed by Seuss Enterprise's lack of classroom friendliness; I know I am. But I have to say that I learned this year to capitalize anything that motivates my students and right now, Seuss does the trick! Here's my view at my desk the last two weeks while we've had indoor recess....
While we don't celebrate the Dr. per say, I do use a lot of his books during this week because our school is huge with NEA's Read Across America and there's no escaping it. I'm blogging today to share with you some of the things we will be doing. If you hang in there with me until the end, I PROMISE you it will be worth it! There's a few goodies for you along the way. :)
During our Writer's Workshop, I use a lot of children's literature as a springboard for our writing. I am notorious for starting out reading a book with one idea, then having it morph into something completely different by the end. Thank goodness our K Early Lit teacher pushes in at this time and is accustom to my
There is a wickle in my pickles.
Of course, there is the obligatory (at least to me it is!) making of green eggs and ham! We will definitely write about where we would eat the deliciousness ourselves, graph whether or not we liked them and then use a cute emergent reader that I have from Deanna Jump!
Seuss also shows up in our Math. Here's a cute number ordering activity idea that I got from my BTFF (best teaching friend forever), Mrs. Wilson.
here to grab it! We will also graph goldfish crackers with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and make these adorable Cat glyphs from Rachelle at Life is Sweet...In Kindergarten.
Like I said, there's no escaping the Seuss during this week. We will count phonemes using hats and stripes-