Literacy Week with Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss week.  Celebrate literacy in your classroom with Dr. Seuss books and activities.  Make a fun Thing one and Thing 2 hat or make Oobleck. for a fun science experiment.

Like many schools across the nation we will be celebrating Literacy Week with Read Across America this week.  Our theme will be Dr. Seuss of course.

These books are always a favorite of my students with their crazy characters and tongue twister texts.  As a teacher, I like the fact that they are filled with sight words that my students can read.   I have multiple copies of books so my students can read together in groups.  I also have them available at our listening center too.

Each day we have something fun planned.
Monday- Crazy Hat day
Tuesday-Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday- Wear Green
Thursday- Red, White & Black Day
Friday- Crazy Sock Day

On Monday we will be making our Thing Hats.  You can grad a copy of my Thing template by clicking on it to download.  The band is just red construction paper and then I used 8 or 9 strips to make the top piece.

Make a Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 hat with this Free download template.  Great for Crazy Hat Day, This fun Dr. Seuss hat is fquick and easy to make.
We will also be do a directed drawing activity of the Cat in the Hat.  Here are 3 other blogs that have directions that are easy to follow.  
Dr. Seuss Week directed drawing in kindergarten
Thursday will be our school-wide Literacy night.  This is one of my favorite nights of the year.  It encourages families to spend time reading and playing reading games with their child.

I'm hoping to squeeze in some time this week to make Oobleck with my class.
For some science fun you can read Bartholomew and the Oobleck.  After reading the book make Oobleck and watch your students have fun while they experiment with this non-newtonian fluid.  It can be poured as if it were a liquid, but it can also act like a solid when a force is acting on it.
To make it, all you need are these simple ingredients
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of cornstarch
  • a few drops of green food coloring
They will experiment with different objects predicting whether they will sink or float.  Then they will write about their experiences with the oobleck.  Grab this Freebie here.  It includes a writing template for our Crazy Sock day.
Read Bathalomew and the Oobleck and have fun with this science experiment for Dr. Seuss week.  Combine literacy and science during Read Across America week.

Have a Great Week Remember...
You're Never too old 
Too Wacky, too wild, 
To pick up a book 
And Read to a child

1 comment

Debora Marines said...

I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing!