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In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2nd) and March being reading month I decided this was the perfect time to do a Dr. Seuss theme. I found a lot of things from the Target dollar spot I was able to incorporate in some of my lessons. Books I listed the ones we read but as you all know there are so many more Dr. Seuss books to enjoy.
Workbook - I do mix in workbooks from time to time but Lucy does have a daily workbook she uses that I need to mention. It is personalized so everyday she races her name, colors the weather, day of the week, her mood, along with two pages of letter and number work. They always throw in a fun page too that can be anything from opposites to nursery rhymes to fun fats. This week has been Dr. Seuss themed! It aligned with my lessons beautifully! If you are interested they do a subscription once a month or you can just buy one. To learn more click here.
Cat in Hat, Hats - I cut out stripes and wrote out her name on an index card. I had her write one letter per stripe I cut out of her name until she finished her last name. Next, she glued the stripes in order to spell out her name, building a tall hat. I have done this when I taught in a Kindergarten classroom with first names but since she has a long last name that she has not memorized how to spell it would be more beneficial for her to work on that.
Green Egg and Ham Matching Game - I found this free printable on this site. It's simple, you match the upper case letter egg to the lowercase letter ham.
STEM Wheels - This was a target dollar spot find! It comes with about 36 wheels for $1. They are circles with cuts along the edges and you can use your imagination to build whatever you like.
Roll and Write - I found this dry erase at the dollar store (you could also borrow dice from a board game you have) I like the dry erase so I can custom the numbers to what I think she needs to work on the most. I found Dr. Seuss numbers cards, again Target dollar spot, and had those out for reference when she wrote the numbers.
Art and Crafts
Go Dog Go Cars - Ok, the DOLLAR STORE had these wooden cars already assembled and I bought two of them thinking ok this would be fun one day to paint and I finally found the perfect time to paint them1 I had Lucy help me read Go Dog Go and we made our own cars after. You could make this more educational by having your child create ABA or AABB patterns on the car.
Wacky Wednesday - Of course Wednesday was the wackiest this week! We dressed in wacky clothes, wacky hair, and did a wacky craft. I wanted to make her homeschool experience as similar to an in school classroom as possible including doing things like silly hair/clothes day.
I had her paint under the table. This was a fun creative project that she truly had mixed feelings about. First, she loved it and it made her laugh but when she was done she told me she wanted to paint on top of the table from now on (hah!).
Green Eggs and Ham Painting - First, we mixed blue and yellow to make green. Then with a fork she scrambled the egg! Easy and lots of fun.