So. I LOVE Dr. Seuss. I think he is brilliant beyond brilliant! Sad thing: most of my students had never seen or read a Dr. Seuss book. Therefore, I read Dr. Seuss books to BOTH classes for two weeks straight. AND THEY LOVED IT! YAY!
Apparently in past years, the kindergarten teachers would decorate the hallways for Open House in a "Texas" theme. Since we are all now K/1st grade, that was shot down - and also we have less TA's who have less time to decorate the halls, we had to do it on our own. We needed something fun, cute, quick, and EASY.
So here I am, the newbie in the back going "Ooo ooo! I know! Dr. Seuss! Dr. Seuss!"
And they all approved! SCORE one for the Temple team!
This is the unfinished fish bowl my AWESOME Ready, Set, Teach! student made for me! (I'm sooooo lucky she's artsy!)
In 1st grade we were also working on our addition facts, so what better way to show what we know than turning it into a fun project based on The Lorax?
I scooped out some of the rainbow Goldfish to each kid and had them sort by color. I passed out the graphing sheet and had them graph according to THEIR portion. Easy, colorful, meaningful, math, lovely.
I LOVED this Open House theme! I could SO do this every year!