March 23, 2013

Green Eggs and Ham

We continued on with Dr. Seuss month and one of his most famous books:
The kids adore this book!  They love the sing-song rhymes, and they helped to say each set as we read along.
"Do you like green eggs and ham?
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
I do not like green eggs and ham."
For art, we made a plate of pretend green eggs and ham.  We used white foam and a green pom pom for the egg, and green foam and a white page reinforcer for the ham.  The kids added a "Green Eggs and Ham" sticker wherever they wanted on their plate.  Yum!
At the math center, we gave the kids a basket of green eggs, numbered 1-10, in random order.  Their job was to open the egg, then add the corresponding number of yellow poms, and close up the egg.  After all of the eggs had their yolks back in, the kiddos had to place the eggs in numerical order, 1-10 in the carton.  This was definitely a fun math game for them!
By far, the highlight of the day was actually cooking green eggs and ham!  Each child got to help crack open two eggs.  Then we whisked them together, and added green food coloring (about 20 drops).  We added a few pats of butter (in honor of our previous assistant-extraordinaire, Ms. Threasa) into the skillet, and began scrambling the eggs, adding in the diced ham after a few minutes.  I'm excited to say that all 7 kids that were present had 3 helpings of green eggs and ham!  I think they kind of liked it!!
"I do!  I like them, Sam-I-am!"
Other activities of the day included:
  • skywriting, sounding and signing letter Ww; see our Ww activity here.
  • March sensory tubs and easel "paintings" with dot markers
  • housekeeping center
  • out-of-the-blue conversation at Circle about what they want to be when they grow up - we heard kids say things like teacher, hair-cutter, doctor, mommy, and cleaner

At the end of class, we read another Dr. Seuss book:
"Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!"


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