Tops and Bottoms

This week we read Tops and Bottoms. This is one of my favorite springtime stories and the kids always love it each year! Many of them didn't realize the different ways that vegetables grow. We discussed which vegetables were tops, bottoms, and middles and which veggies were are favorites. We also discussed how to plant a garden and what plants need in order to grow.

I picked up a bag of broccoli and carrots and on Friday we did a little taste test to see which my students prefer... tops or bottoms? Many of my kids said they had never tried broccoli! One sweetie told me she was excited to eat them because she is supposed to have 5 different colors of fruit and veggies everyday. :)

The votes are in and bottoms it is! :)
We discussed the vocabulary word lazy. And students did a text-to-self writing activity where they thought about when they feel lazy like Bear.
We also discussed Hare's character traits. We decided that although he is very clever, he was also a really hard worker. Students completed a text-to-self writing activity where they thought about when they work hard like hare. 

I just added a new little companion pack for the book Tops and Bottoms to my little TpT store. You can snag it 50% off for the next couple days! It has all of these activities, plus lots more! 


Seuss Week 2017

I'm a little late with posting our Seuss week fun. But better late than never! :)

Keep reading to find out the details of our super fun week that we had celebrating reading and Dr. Seuss' birthday. 

Monday: Fox in Socks Day
We wore crazy socks, read Fox in Socks, made a silly fox wearing socks, and did some rhyming words activities.

Tuesday: Green Eggs and Ham Day
We read Green Eggs and Ham, completed a SWBST, made Sam I am, and had green eggs and ham and Sam I am juice for snack.
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday
We wore wacky, mixed up clothes, we read Wacky Wednesday, we spun wacky words, and ate a wacky snack (banana dogs!)
Thursday: Cat in the Hat Day
We read Cat in the Hat and Cat in the Hat Comes Back, we brainstormed a list of adjectives to describe the cat, we imagined what it would be like if the cat came to our house, and we ate cat hats for a special snack!

Friday: Favorite Book Character Day
We ended our week long celebration of reading with a favorite book character day. Students and teachers dressed as their favorite book character and we read some of the favorite books that students brought in. We also read Horton Hatches the Egg and worked in teams to build nests for Horton. We ended our day with a party... We watched Horton Hears a Who and munched on trail mix and red fish cupcakes! :)

This is always such a super fun and memorable week!! How do you celebrating reading with your students?