Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! My class are celebrating Dr. Seuss tomorrow for World Book Day 2012. I am so excited! We are all coming to school dressed as our favourite characters. Here is a peak at my costume:

My class were looking for some buns. Here was the best that I could do at short notice. Buns had not been on my “to do” list for tomorrow. LOL!

They are a hasty attempt at the Cat in the Hat’s hat…

We will be playing games like “Pin the Green egg on the Ham”. This is always a firm favourite. I also love my roll and cover Dr. Seuss dice game. We are having two “Celebrity Readers” visit us tomorrow to read some Dr. Seuss books. I wonder who they will be?!

I have created this little printable to supplement my maths unit on Dr. Seuss. I think that my class will enjoy it. I wonder what they will vote for?

As you can see, the original clip art has yellow yolks. With my trusty green marker I remedied this in the twinkling of an eye ;). It is perfect, though, as it has ham too!

Click here to download

I hope that you all have a wonderful World Book Day and/or your celebration of Dr. Seuss.

Please let me know what you are doing in your classroom!

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh ūüôā


Letter Writing with Dr Seuss

My writing objectives this month are all around writing letters. ¬†We will learn the convention of writing letters, how they are laid out and the special words that we use (dear, from…)

World Book Day is March 3rd and my class are celebrating Dr Seuss. We have been reading as many of his books are we can in preparation. On the day we shall wear crazy hats to school and all of our lessons will be on the Dr Seuss theme.  We will finish the day with  The Cat in the Hat Movie and a game of Pin the Green Egg on the Ham. I can hardly wait!!!

In keeping with this theme I have created some very simple Dr Seuss  Themed Letter Writing Templates.  The templates are a combination of fill-in-the-blanks and blank lines for children to write their own thoughts on.

I have created 5 templates, one per day, and they get progressively harder.  The first three are quite short and designed to ease children into letter writing.  The last two templates have lots of blank lines to allow children to use their imagination and creativity as they write to the characters.

Please click on the title of each image to download

(don’t forget to open your Gmail or Google Docs account first!)

The Cat in the Hat Letter  Writing Template

The Cat in the Hat Letter  Writing TemplateHorton Hears a Who Letter Writing Template

Green Eggs and Ham Letter Writing Template

Green Eggs and Ham Letter Writing Template

Have you any other creative ideas for World Book Week or for Dr Seuss? I love to hear your comments and suggestions!

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh ūüôā