06 Mar 2013 What’s Happening?
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This week we had fun completing activities that went along with Dr. Seuss and Read Across America!  

Dr. Seuss changed the landscape of children’s books with his controlled-vocabulary tales of antic cats (The Cat in the Hat), colorful meals (Green Eggs and Ham), and dozens of other zany tales.

When Dr. Seuss set out to write The Cat in the Hat, he wanted to write a story that used simple, mostly monosyllabic words that readers could readily comprehend. His use of the patterned, rhyming text has become the foundation for many controlled-vocabulary texts for young readers. 

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Interactive Activities
Dr. Seuss Games - ABC Hide and Seek ABC Hide and Seek
Each letter flap has a picture behind it. Look for the letter that starts the thing’s name.
Dr. Seuss Games - Catch a Thing Catch a Thing 
Game that requires keen hand-eye coordination. Move the arrow keys to catch the “THINGS” that keep messing up the house!
Dr. Seuss Games - Fox in Socks Fox in Socks Matching Game
Arrange the words to describe the picture. Great game to reinforce the concept of ‘in‘ and ‘on.’
Find the Funny Fish Find the Funny fish
Introduction to ‘opposite-like’ concepts through rhyme.
Dr. Seuss Games - Horton Who Hunt Horton’s Who Hunt
Interactive game that requires you to place a clover on Horton’s trunk. It’s kinda like a virtual ‘pin the tail on the donkey’, because you do it all in the dark!
Dr. Seuss Games - Horton Hears a Who Story Maker Horton Hears a Who Story Maker
Create your own story. Enter your name and story title. You then get to select the background (setting), characters, music and text for 3 scenes. When complete, sit back and enjoy the book you wrote!
Dr. Seuss Games - Grinch Online Coloring Book How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Online Coloring Book 
Interactive coloring book with scenes from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Three images from the book can be colored. Interactive drawing tools included: draw circles, squares or add your own freehand drawing!
Dr. Seuss Games - Lorax Save the Trees Game Lorax “Save the Trees” Game
Game that requires hand-eye coordination. Catch the 10 little Truffula seeds so you can replant the Truffula forest!
Dr. Seuss Games - Oh The Places You'll Go Oh! The Places You’ll Go
Using the arrow keys, collect 5 orange balloons before you run out of time! Yellow balloons give you more time to do so.
Dr. Seuss Games - Sam I am Says Sam I Am Says
Repeat the words that Sam says. Click on the answers that match the order of what Sam is asking. Wait until Sam is done speaking before attempting. Each time you get an answer right, another phrase is added to the list.
Dr. Seuss Games - Sneetch Belly Game Sneetch Belly Game 
Note: Requires Shockwave Plugin
Sylvester McBean’s Sneetch Belly Game. As each group of Sneetches moves into McBean’s machine, try to remember the order in which they went by. Once Sneetches are inside the machine, the buttons turn from red to green. Press the buttons that correspond to the order of the Sneetch bellies that entered the machine. You earn a point for each Sneetch you remember correctly!
Dr. Seuss Games - Who Said That? Who Said That? Game 
Characters from Dr. Suess books are quoted. Do you know which character said what?
   
Pre-School:  Activities for Dr. Seuss Books:
http://www.preschooleducation.com/seuss.shtml

K-1:  Dr. Seussville University includes basic skills activities related to science, math, reading, and reasoning in an interactive environment:         
http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/university/

Remember that you can enlarge the print on a web page by going to view/text size!

K-1:  First grade activities from Murray Elementary in Charlottesville,Virginia:
http://k12.albemarle.org/MurrayElem/White/Seuss/home.shtml  

All Levels:  Seussentennial: 
http://www.seussville.com/seussentennial/index.html

All Level: Seussville:  
http://www.seussville.com/

All levels:  Dr, Seuss Birthday Activities and party suggestions:
http://www.seussville.com/seussentennial/participation1.html

Intermediate:  Dr. Seuss Book Online Quiz:
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow7/mar99/probability/seuss_book_quiz.shtml

Intermediate:  Dr, Seuss Trivia Online Quiz:
http://school.discovery.com/quizzes/cc_rathbunj/seuss.html

 

 Other Dr. Seuss Links:

K-2:  Activities related to each book:
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/lessons/drseuss.shtml

K-3: Also, activities for Primary from ABC teach:          http://www.abcteach.com/Reading/suess/suesstoc.htm

K-5: Seussentenial:  
http://www.seussville.com/seussentennial/

3-5:Biographical information for Dr. Seuss as an author:         http://www.carolhurst.com/authors/drseuss.html  

4-5:  On-line quiz on How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
http://www.inkweb.com/grinch/  

4-5:  Dr. Seuss Memorial  
http://www.catinthehat.org/

All levels:  Cat in the Hat unit:           
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1571.html

 

All levels:  Dr. Seuss wallpaper and screensaver (use on your home computer)  
http://www.netexecutive.net/drsuess.shtml
 

 

All levels:  Ilalko Elementary Plans:
http://www.auburn.wednet.edu/homepages/ilalko/SusDAY.htm

 

Primary:  Unit on Dr. Seuss.  Includes links and center activities:
http://www.auburn.wednet.edu/homepages/ilalko/Seuss.htm

 

The Center for Seussian Studies:     
http://www.seuss.org/

 

Daizy-Head Mayzie Review:
http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/seussfiles/dhm.html

Dr. Seuss Activities:
http://atozteacherstuff.com/lessons/drseuss.shtml
http://atozteacherstuff.com/themes/Seuss.shtml  

 

Dr. Seuss Books In Print:
http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/seussfiles/seussbip.html  

 

Dr. Seuss Character Index:
http://www.primate.wisc.edu/people/hamel/seuss.html

 

Dr. Seuss Collection:
http://orpheus-1.ucsd.edu/speccoll/collects/seuss.html  

 

Dr. Seuss Crafts and Activities:
http://mailjust4me.com/play/seuss.htm  

 

Dr. Seuss Cross-Word Search:
http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/seussfiles/ws.html

Dr. Seuss Teacher Resource File:          
http://falcon.jmu.edu/%7Eramseyil/seuss.htm
 

 

Dr. Seuss Wav files:
http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/seussfiles/wavs.html

ESeuss:  Dedicated to Suess on the Internet:   
http://www.eseuss.com/

 

Flip Book:
http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/games/pdf/Flipbook.pdf

Great Grinchy Ascii Art:
http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/seusspics/grinch.html

Grinch Quiz:
http://www.inkweb.com/grinch/

Literature Math Crossover:  I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today:
http://www.halcyon.com/marcs/litmath.html

Maze:
http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/games/pdf/Maze.pdf  

 

Seuss Quest (WebQuest):
http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/emkey/default.htm

 

Seuss Slots:
http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/seussfiles/seusslot.html

Seusville Gift Tags:
http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/titles/grinch/tags.html

The Cat In the Hat Ascii Art:
http://www.afn.org/~afn15301/pics/cnhascii.html

The Grinch Coloring Pages:
http://www.outer-limit.net/coloring/grinchpages.shtml  

Math and Science fun with Oobleck

 

Cooperative Learning Activity:  
http://www.guam.net/planet/oobleck.html

 

ERIC Lesson Plan for Kindergarten:  http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/SCI0024.html

 

First Grade Lesson Plans from the University of Texas at Dallas:
http://www.utdallas.edu/dept/sci_ed/Barbara/PS501/Oobleck.doc

 

Glurch Meets Oobleck:  Lesson Plan from Iowa State University:
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/e-set/science_is_here/glurch.html

 

Hands on Activities:  
http://education.jlab.org/beamsactivity/6thgrade/oobleck/

 

KinderTeacher Recipe:  
http://www.kinderteacher.com/oobleck.htm

 

Laws of Oobleck:
http://acs.chem.ku.edu/Carnival2001/Activities/Oobleck/oobleck.asp
http://marple.as.utexas.edu/~WebSci/dunleck.html

 

Making Oobleck, Gluey Putty, and Goop from Vanderbilt University:  http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vsvs/polymerhome.doc


Mystery Powders:  

http://unr.edu/homepage/crowther/opchem/oobleck.html

 

Oobleck and Glurch: Learning About Solids and Liquids:
http://sciconn.mcb.arizona.edu/oobleck/oobleck.html

 

Oobleck Showcase:  http://kms.kapalama.ksbe.edu/projects/oobleck/projectdescrip.html

 

Safety Rules for Playing with Polymers:
http://sciencespot.net/Media/playpolymerslime.pdf

 

Science-Literature Links:  
http://www.scilitlinks.org/oobleck.htm

 

Slime War:  
http://www.iit.edu/~smile/ch9610.html

 

Teachervision Lesson Plan:
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/lesson-plans/lesson-7059.html

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Information:
http://www.uwm.edu/~tholme/oobleck.htm

 

Word Search:  
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6988.html

 

Zwolle Elementary School:
http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/zes/bartholomew/default.htm

 

 

Lesson Plans from Eduplace.com: 

Click on the link:

 

Teacher View: The Cat in the Hat
First grade; by Betty Alexander from EduPlace

 

TeacherView: Green Eggs and Ham
First grade; by Katy Smith from EduPlace

 

TeacherView: My Many Colored Days
First grade lesson plan by Katy Smith

 

TeacherView: In A People House
Kindergarten; Lesson plan by Latresa Bray

 

TeacherView: Gertrude McFuzz
Second grade lesson plan by Iram Khan

 

TeacherView: Daisy-Head Mayzie
Third grade lesson plan by Laura Hoyler

 

TeacherView: Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!
Third grade lesson plan by Christina Camarena

 

TeacherView: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Sixth grade lesson plan by Veronica Durden

General Information on
Read Across America

Teachers:  NEA site with general information:
http://www.nea.org/readacross/

Teachers:  Resources for lessons, printable bookmarks, certificates, logos and other goodies:  
http://www.nea.org/readacross/resources/index.html