“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) said. “Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted. This week the students have been learning all about Dr. Seuss. Through dressing up in some wacky outfits, writing their own Dr. Seuss stories, responding with their opinions to his books, and so much more!
Not only do Dr. Seuss’s imaginative stories make reading and learning fun, they also spark lively discussions about subjects as varied as conservation, greed, perseverance, and self-discovery! This week during readers’ and writers’ workshop they participated in fun and interesting ways about Dr. Seuss’s world and their own.
One book they really enjoyed was Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Mr. Hughes read aloud to the class, and asked students to make predictions about what the book was about based on the cover. Some of his questions were: Have they seen the character on the cover in other Dr. Seuss books? What did they think of the color scheme? Which places have they been to and which places would they like to go? What makes a destination likable or unlikable? Which books have they read with settings, realistic or imaginary, that they’d like to visit? Why? Students generated a written response to the book by writing about a place they would want to visit, or even revisit and why!
I hope everyone has a great weekend and I am looking forward to being back in the classroom next week!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.