On Monday, March 2, 2020 Kindergarten students enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday during Read Across America week.
“We did so many fun activities today to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday,” said Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Martin. “Students made Thing 1 and Thing 2 hats, listened to Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss and actually tried green eggs and ham. They also presented their Dr. Seuss book reports in class.”
Dr. Seuss books are perfect for Kindergartners – introducing children to rhyming words, clever storytelling, funny creatures and a world of imagination! “Students love to read Dr. Seuss books, and these books keep my students interested and excited about reading,” said Mrs. Martin. “Dr. Seuss’s stories also teach children valuable life lessons.”
Martin added, “Kindergarten students are so excited about the mechanics of words now that they are able to read! They get excited when they see special sounds or sight words, and they are able to identify rhyming words. This is a major reason why it is important to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his stories during this time in the school year.”
Celebrating Seuss’ birthday was a fun-filled day of learning activities for students, but the highlight was the morning snack, green eggs and ham. “Each student got a turn to mix the eggs and see how they turned green from food coloring,” said Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Aispuro. “Every plate had some green eggs and a slice of ham and most of my class ate it all gone!”
Kindergarten students have a fun month ahead. “We will be heading to the zoo later this month, and we will be conducting our experiment for the STEM Science Fair as well,” said Mrs. Martin. “In addition, we will begin learning about butterflies soon, and students will get to see the butterfly life cycle in their very own classrooms!”