March 02, 2007

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss (and other stuff)

Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday, so we had a school day full of Dr. Seuss! First we read Cat in the Hat and made hats like the cat's. Then we made a little Cat in the Hat book (courtesy of the creative Aunt Candace).

Then Candace & I hid all sorts of hats around the house and let the kids find them. (This was a major hit!)







After that we moved on to One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Here is the aquarium we made after we did our goldfish math.





This wasn't for Dr. Seuss, but I'll put the picture here anyway. We read Ferdinand this week. It's a story about a bull who likes to sit under a cork tree and smell the flowers. So we made a boat out of cork and learned some other things about it, besides its buoyancy. (I never knew cork came from tree bark native to the oak cork tree in Spain.) We also learned how nasty bullfighting really is...thankfully Ferdinand didn't like to bullfight, he just wanted to smell the flowers in the lovely ladies' hair! (Jacob said, "Mom, you're a lovely lady so you need flowers in your hair!)

And here's Mattie, becoming quite scholarly herself! Actually, lately her favorite books have been Thomas and Friends books! She definitely knows there's something special about Thomas around here. I guess it was only a matter of time...

1 comment:

Mom said...

Sounds like a really fun day! I can hardly wait to grab them and hug the stuffing out of them! You'd think I hadn't just been there!

You are most definitely a teacher - and a good one, at that! ly