March 11, 2013

Fox in Socks

Hello!  Aren't you loving this gorgeous weather?!  I'll take misty sprinkles any day over snow and ice!  Well, I'm still playing catch-up from last week, and hopefully I'll be finished very soon.  I realized that I still haven't blogged about our Dr. Seuss Day, and I promise I will get to that one too!
Since Dr. Seuss is so important in the world of reading, especially for younger children, we usually spend most of March reading his books.  Last Friday, we read:
Fox in Socks (Dr. Seuss Classics)
This one is a tongue twister indeed!  It's silly and funny, and the kids and I had a delightful time attempting to quickly repeat some of the rhymes, including:
"a muddle puddle
tweetle poodle
beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle"
Say that 5 times fast!!!

For centers, staying with the Fox in Socks theme, we practiced matching and rolling socks.  This is not only a fun, hands-on matching activity, but it also provides real life skills.  I was surprised and happy to see that a couple of our kids have already been practicing this skill at home!

And by far, the favorite activity of the day was the blue goo, made of shaving cream and blue food coloring.  Why blue goo?  There is a section of Fox in Socks that talks about it:
"We'll find something new to do now.
Here is lots of new blue goo now.
New glue.  Blue glue.
Gooey.  Gooey.
Blue goo.  New goo.
Gluey.  Gluey."
So I thought it would be fun for the kids to drive the Matchbox cars in the blue goo.  Which they did.  With great excitement!  Only one problem...

The kids turned into Smurfs!
They washed and washed their little hands, but that pesky blue food coloring would not come off!  Now seriously, doesn't this sound like the beginning of a Dr. Seuss book?!
This is definitely a "live and learn" experience for me.  Yes, we've played with shaving cream plenty of times, but I've never changed its color.  Next time we will have to come up with something different, so that the color isn't transferred to their skin.  Thanks to all the parents who graciously responded with laughter, grins and comments like "Hey, that sounds like fun!".  I appreciate your understanding!
On Friday, we also...
  • completed our letter Uu activity (post coming up next).
  • played sock basketball, after matching and rolling 10 pairs of socks.
  • colored and decorated a sock to put on Fox.
  • painted with dot markers and embellished with foamy sports stickers.
"Fox in socks, our game is done, sir.
Thank you for a lot of fun, sir."


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