We had a little bit of a kink thrown into our plans today : ( Some of our activities had to be put off until next week because we had visitors. I don't know about your kiddos, but some of mine act like total fools when there's a visitor in the room! We had some soldiers from our local Army base visit which was very nice, but was not conducive to making oobleck or painting in the classroom! I have one little guy who is our self-acknowledged "ham" or "class clown". He has cheerfully labeled himself as such, not me! Well, when a soldier is in the room, all his self-control goes out the window and he can't help but try to make jokes and do the silliest things, including slapstick humor which would not have been fun with pans of oobleck lying around! I have a little girl who is just as bad, she sees a potential daddy figure and latches on with some very calculated learned helplessness. Add in all the other little personality quirks and I realized that if I attempted to do anything that required self-control today then I was likely to have a ton of discipline problems which was not how I wanted to spend my day! Instead we will be carrying our Seussy fun over into next week, which is just as good in my opinion because there are soo many more Seuss books to read!
Even with our visitor present all morning, we still managed to have a quite a bit of Seussy fun! Cat in the Hat visited - and darned if I didn't forget to snap her picture! It was our special ed teacher all dressed up, complete with face paint. The kids loved her! Two more of my kiddos earned Brag Tags by reading aloud a Dr. Seuss book too, they're all turning into great readers! But, of course, the hit of the day was our Green Eggs and Ham! I opted against the traditional scrambled eggs and did deviled eggs and ham sandwiches with green mustard and the kids loved them!
As I was leaving today I snapped a quick picture of our classroom tree which I transformed into a truffula tree. I love the way it turned out and the kids knew right away what it was! I
How was your Read Across America Day?