Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dr. Seuss Theme Classroom




Are You Ready to Get Your Seuss On?

That whole Read Across America and eat cake (and green eggs and ham) in honor of Theodor Geisel always sneaks up on me.

Probably because February is already so short and then we have a vacation week thrown in and then Seuss Day happens just as soon as your turn the calendar to March.

Well this year I'm ready.

I don't have a tall red and white striped hat and you couldn't pay me enough to eat scrambled eggs died green with food coloring because even though I KNOW it is food coloring it is still really, really gross.

But, I do have some Seuss worked into my plans.

Now I know you might be thinking, "but, you teach 3rd! How are you working Dr. Seuss into 3rd grade?"

Magically the stars aligned.

Our current social studies concept is "Biographies of Famous People from Massachusetts" and lo and behold Dr. Seuss is included on the list of figures that the state has deemed worthy of our attention. So I'll be using a few of the activities in my Biography Packet to focus on him.

We also need to teach a bit about economics and supply and demand...oh and plants. Hello Lorax!

If you didn't read my lengthy Lorax post with ideas specific to the book you canfind it here.


This is one of my writing packets. It includes 15 pages of printable pages differentiated for grades K-5. There are 4 full color pages to use as bulletin board titles and/or class book covers.




You can purchase it by itself by clicking here or as part of my February/March Writing Project Packet which includes 6 kits for just a little over $2.00 each.

A HUGE Thanks to Debi from Just 4 Teachers for emailing me pics from her adorable "Seussical" classroom to share with all of you. She has a great Seuss binder resource available on her blog. Check it out here.











BIRTHDAY BOARD: Use a scanned image of, "Happy Birthday to You"

CALENDAR BOARD: Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." —Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday to You!) ...

LIBRARY: Hats of to Good Books - w/ the Cat in the Hat

JOB BOARD: The Sneetches - Put the jobs on their bellies and title, "We Work Together."

MATH BOARD: One Fish, Two Fish or Ten Apples Up on Top

manufactured Dr. Seuss Classroom Decorations




Dr. Seuss Quotes...These would make great bulletin board titles.








Get your craft on...Seuss Style {source}







The following 2 pics are from The Joy of First Grade. She also has some teaching ideas for Dr. Seuss.




I can't put into words how much I heart these. I would use them with a student work display and leave them up all year.

Oh, the Places You'll Go in ___ Grade

One Fish, Two Fish...Look What We've Accomplished

Put a copy of the cover of Dr. Seuss' Happy Birthday to You


The image above is from a site that I have no affiliation with, nor have I even ever ordered anything from, but they had a bunch of Dr. Seuss themed classroom items. Check it out here.




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12 comments:

  1. I am just wondering if you have any idea when you will post the Groovy 70's theme. I am soo waiting to see pictures of what others are doing with this theme. I am on pins and needles!!!

    Jenny
    jfutch@long.k12.ga.us
    http://mrsfutchsclass.blogspot.com/

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  2. Can't wait to see the Superhero theme

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  3. Hi, I love this post. I am such a Seuss fanatic. Every year, I find it hard to come up with a new theme involving Seuss. I have a few pictures that you could add. Email me if you are interested. Also, my last post goes with your theme. It is for the Communication Binder...S.E.U.S.S. Students Everyday Using Strategies Successfully. :)
    Debi
    http://just4teachers.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks for posting a link to my little hand print thing one & twos!!! Glad you like them:) I ♥ your blog!;)
    Little Warriors

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  5. I think that behavioral chart with the clothespins are great...I kept trying to think of something cheap I could do as a subject area teacher for 1-4th graders without taking up room on my walls for 3 or 4 seperate charts.

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  6. do you have a blackline copy of the page they drew the pictures of themselves on? I would like to add that to one of my pk bulletin boards?
    Thank you,
    Sydney (maskedraiderfan@yahoo.com)

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  8. Hey - I love your superhero cape for Bdays! Do you happen to have a pattern for that? The source button underneath picture doesn't seem to be working. Thanks!
    jennawoodell@gmail.com

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  11. Very creative ideas children has. Looks really fun :)

    Cathrine
    My blog
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  12. Love the Tree!!!!!!! Did you use butcher paper or tissue paper and how did you hang this wonderfut tree

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