Friday, March 2, 2012

I can't stop rhyming!!!

I love Seuss week but there is a major side effect....I can't. stop. rhyming!  Or at least thinking like the texts. Can you, can you stop me now? No I can't Ma'am, ask a cow. 

Today was also Crazy Hair Day so that added to the excitement! One of my former students had hair that looked Seuss-ish so she came down and showed it off to my class.
I also had Thing 1 in my room today. Funny enough, her twin is in my class too but he did not want to come as Thing 2!
We made green eggs and ham and then graphed if we liked it or not. Even simple things like making a graph is more of a challenge with 30 students. Since 24 didn't fit, even with super long paper, we decided to make it wobbily like a Seuss picture.
Here is a shot of the hats we made on rainbow hair. You can see our Horton writing and peek over on the bulletin board in the background. I didn't take a close-up since I already blogged about that project {here.}

The kids loved that all week our daily editing word problems had Seuss characters in them.
This year, instead of a notebook, my kids paste my daily editing on Cara's Calendar Companion and it has been terrific combo!
The picture is supposed to match the number sentence but this young man pointed out to me that he didn't need to draw all 15 Sneetches because, "I played Pot O' Gold yesterday and knowd to use near doubles. " Woo Hoo! I told him that was a good point and from now on if they could tell me the strategy they used instead and used labels like this I 'd be happy.
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  1. Too cute! My kiddos had a blast today too... but I just don't have the energy to get it posted just yet. Tomorrow is the goal! Stop by and check out my new blog :)

  2. Looks like you had so much fun! I love the hair. :)

    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  3. Super fun!! Love it!! We had crazy hair day on Wednesday . . . there were some really cool hairdos. :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  4. Awww... Thing 2 left Thing 1 hangin'.... haha I wonder what that conversation was like at home.
    Love the hairdos. We had crazy hair day last week. Usually this is a FANTASTIC day of creative hair, but it was a little boring this year. Having it during Dr. Seuss week would have been a better idea.
    Dragonflies in First

  5. So much fun! I love the green hair-do.

    Grade ONEderful

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  7. You did a great job with the graph...30 kids- eek!

    First Grade Blue SKies

  8. I love your post!
    I really do!
    I'm having that problem
    with rhyming too!


  9. Great ideas. I'm going to save some for next year. Thanks.

    First in Maine

  10. I love the daily editing in your math problems:) Im'm your newest follower!!

  11. Love the pictograph. We couldn't stop rhyming either. It just so happened that our spelling words last week included could and would. So a bunch of 'Would you could you with a..." was said. =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  12. 30 kids...I can't even imagine!! God bless ur heart!!

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  14. Wow that green hair is somethin' else!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  15. idea you had 30 kids!! That's crazy...but you do a terrific job!
    Mrs. Plant's Press

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  17. Super cute Seuss activities! I just love Dr. Seuss week!!

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    Mallory :)

  18. the green hair! We just got back from meeting my first graders at The Lorax. Great movie!

    Mrs Johnsons First Grade

  19. I love the green hair and it looks like you all had fun.