An Infamous Birthday Boy…Read Across America

Gosh, what a sale! I’m up early to print and work on all my goodies and this THRILLS ME! Please tell me I’m not the only one out there! I’m so jealous of all the awesome blog designs and I do love mine, but I’m thinking of renaming(ish) the blog and want to match!
My last questions is so easy – anyone guess what the question could be?

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Ok…now back to your regularly scheduled Dr. Seuss post 😉

 Nothing like last minute planning for Read Across America! I didn’t know if I should do activities this week or next, but the planner in me won. I wanted it to stay in the hall for awhile so I went ahead and did some. 

Since I did plan last minute – there were no copies of Cat in the Hat left in the library, so we resorted to Justin Bieber reading from Youtube.  My class LOVED that he was reading to us – they couldn’t believe it! Click the link to go there – the animations fit the book so it worked really well. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj_xwgLW_4I

After reading we did Guided Drawing for Cat in the Hat! It went SO WELL! My students love guided drawing!!!  Here are some of our examples:

My Drawing on Smartboard!

Some of our Cats!

Then we used our writing paper to recap three events from the story and our hallway display is complete!

If your computer works (mine didn’t 🙁 you can play some Seussville games for Balancing Cat in the Hat!

Also in the “Teacher” part at the top there is some AWESOME resources to go with the book – rhyming, addition, word search, ABC order!!! I definitely have those printed and ready to go next week.  You can click the picture to check out Seussville.  

http://www.seussville.com/
 Any other Seuss activities/tips you have? We’ll really be hitting rhyming next week!

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  1. Kelli on March 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I can totally relate to wanting a new blog design. I just did a basic remodel not to long ago, but with all the cute ones popping up, it's hard not to be envious! Haha. I'd love to see what kinds of goodies you bought from the TpT sale! There's one product in particular I am THRILLED about getting as well. I have a feeling your question is, "What is my favorite TV shows?" I'm a sucker for The Bachelor too!

    Kelli
    Tales of a Teacher

  2. Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd on March 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I love that you love the Bachelor 🙂 What a guilty pleasure, right?!? And I, too love the quiet hum of my computer and Keurig in the morning! 🙂

    Glad I found you through Farley's linky!! 🙂
    Ashley
    http://thebalancingacticalllife.blogspot.com/2014/03/currently-and-another-linky.html

  3. Elizabeth on March 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I'm guessing that your question is about your favorite TV shows…because Scandal is at the top of my list 🙂 I love your guided drawing activity. So cute!
    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

  4. Rose on March 2, 2014 at 12:47 am

    I am going to guess favorite TV shows!!! I have a list of my own! It made me feel so good to get a new blog design!

    Rosie
    Rosie's Rambles

  5. Kimberly Lawler on March 2, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Amber,
    I would have to say your ??? are your favorite tv shows. I too love parks and recs and have found that they are on netflix! I was wondering if you could please check out my new teacher exchange website LIFTPackages.blogspot.com. It is a teacher exchange program in which you meet teachers and send care packages to each other. Please feel free to check out the website, sign up and pass our name along to friends!

    Thanks
    -Kim

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