Today would have been Dr. Seuss' 102nd birthday. We had a lot of fun today reading Dr. Seuss books and reading 2 biographies about Dr. Seuss.
One of the stories we read today was Yertle the Turtle. For those of you haven't read this delightful tale, it is a story about a turtle who has high regard for himself and doesn't care too much about others. King Yertle, King of the pond makes the turtles stand on top of each other so he can use them as a throne to sit on. Finally, the turtle on the bottom, Mack, decides that he has had enough and burps, causing all of the turtles to fall. Yertle ends up in the mud.
After reading Yertle the Turtle, the kids made their own turtles and then we went outside to stack them to see how high they would get without falling over.
We had to do it several times due to the wind but we were finally able to stack all 21 turtles from our room on top of each other.
Dree for the idea!
Tío Ruben helped out too by tying Sabina's Gryffindor tie since I am tie-challenged!