Saturday, February 18, 2012

Are You Ready to Get Your Seuss On?

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 can find 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.

It's full of great pictures and ideas so I felt it was worth reposting as a seasonal piece.

Also, please check out and follow my Pinterest Boards for more great Seuss-inspired ideas.

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.

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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  1. Hi there, I love all your Dr. Seuss stuff. I am your newest follower and brand new to the bloggy world. Pop on in and visit me, I would love your input...thanks so much. ~ vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  2. I love all the Dr. Seuss stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  3. OH My Goodness... this week I am on vacation as well and Dr. Seuss plans were on the top of my to-do list. Thank you for sharing all the ideas. I can't wait to cricut and plan for Dr. Seuss' birthday! Thanks again!

  4. Shoot, girl! We've always done Read Across America/Dr. Seuss's birthday in my school and I teach 6TH grade!


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