Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
 You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy 
who'll decide where to go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

This week we learned more about our Author of the Month, Dr. Seuss.  We have been reading as much Dr. Seuss as we can squeeze in around our scripted curriculum. 

Thursday morning I decided that I wanted to take an hour out of our very structured day and 
have a little fun.  With the help of my mother and Kaye Lynn Robinson we
had Green Eggs and Ham.  
Being a first year teacher I always learn so much.  I think coming from a business 
background I sometimes focus too much on the final
outcome and not enough on the teachable moment.  So thank you to Kaye Lynn for suggesting that I let the kids watch as I turned the eggs green.  It was fun to watch their eyes and see their little minds at work. 
I asked the kids what flavor they thought the eggs would have.  Some answers were apple, pear, lime, moldy cheese and slime.  
 Awesome Mrs. Robinson (Kaye Lynn) was our master chef and most of the class highly approved.  In fact they have been talking about their green eggs and ham all day. My kids love Mrs. Robinson and ask about her when she misses her usual Thursday visit. 
 What do you think?  "Yummy!"  (She later changed her mind when it became apparent that the girls don't like green eggs and ham nearly as much as the boys).  
* I have received  permission to use images of my students on this blog. 

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