Thursday, March 02, 2006

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Sam I Am

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.

Heart Turtle

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.

Stacking Turtles

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.

The Final Stack

Thanks to Dree for the idea!

Dress Up Day at School-Read Across America Day 2006

Sabina had a great day celebrating at school too. The Hermione Granger outfit came via Fed Ex yesterday aternoon. Last night, Sabina and her Bubbe made a beautiful wand to go with the outfit.

Hermione's Wand

Tío Ruben helped out too by tying Sabina's Gryffindor tie since I am tie-challenged!

Wingardium Leviosa!

Sabina was thrilled with her outfit. I am glad that I went ahead and got it for her. It was a very cute ensemble.

End of the Day

1 comment:

Paz said...

Wow! Didn't know Dr. S wold have been that age if still here today . I love the class activities. What fun your class has.

Gla to read Sabina enjoyed herself. She looks great in her outfit.

Paz (who's tie-challenged, too!)