Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tot School: Green Eggs

Tot School

This post is about one of my favorite books, Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham!  Cuz I really like green eggs and ham, that's why.  And I like that Sam-I-am, too!

Here are some other books we read:

Well, you gotta start the week off by making green eggs and ham.  Though it's a bit tough if you're vegetarian - we used veggie bacon strips instead.  (Those eggs - really did have a greenish hue to their shell.)  And add broccoli trees to round off the meal, of course!

Boy, oh boy, do I LIKE green eggs and ham!  I am a great cook!  And ever after, every time we read the book, I wanted to stop and eat.  But we didn't have any more "ham."  Very sad.

Here's our googly-eyed green egg creature.

I practiced patterning with plastic egg halves.  I can sort by color and do alternating patterns now, but the rest of that stuff is just too complicated.

Anyways - egg halves are far better suited for making eyes!

We got lots of rhyming practice in.  Now that, I am really good at.  Here I'm matching the rhyming pairs into plates.

Now, I really do like green eggs and ham, but I was being silly when Mom and I worked on this chart, so I told her no.  And now I hold my nose every time I want to eat green eggs and ham!  And then I told Mom foods I like to eat and foods I don't like to eat.  I wanted to get some writing in myself, so I wrote my name in the "don't like to eat" column.  Please don't eat me!

Back to that rhyming thing - Mommy showed me how word families work - lots of rhyming words have the last letters the same!  And I can definitely read "Sam-I-am" now.

I practiced measuring by measuring how many paperclips high each egg was on this sheet.  But I far prefer using Daddy's measuring tape to measure.

Mom let me do some green painting.  I invented this really cool way of creating green dots using blue and yellow Do-a-dot markers.  It looked just like in the book Little Blue and Little Yellow!  (Mom's note - the yellow marker printed green for a while afterward, but it did clean up eventually!)

I made a green diamond-shaped collage using contact paper and lots of green things.

We made a cool color-mix bottle with water, blue food coloring, and yellow oil.

Put all that stuff together and let it sit, and it looks like this.

Shake it up, and as the oil separates to the top, you get a cool green effect like this!

Mom showed me how to write "green," and I punched through the letters with my pencil...

So she gave me a thumbtack to use for punching through my number tracing sheet.  I still don't like tracing much anymore, though.  Let me write freehand or not at all!

Speaking of writing, my name-writing skills vary from day to day.

And I am really good at drawing sunshines!  We started a weather calendar in March, where we drew in the appropriate weather for each morning.

Speaking of drawing, here are some creatures I made on my chalkboard.  That's Daddy.

And that's me with long hair.  Long hair is really beautiful!

Before I forget, here is some color sorting I did using paint cards.  I had to sort the cards from lightest to darkest.  Not as easy as it sounds...

Leaving you with one of my favorite videos of all times:


Richard Lawry said...

You gotta love Green Eggs and Wham

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CristyLynn said...

Looks like so much fun! That was one of our favorite books, until it quite literally fell apart and became unreadable. :( I have to get a new copy next time we're in the States.

sbswtp said...

Very cute post! :)

Susan-Chasing Marcus said...

What a fun color experiment with the water and oil. I want to start exposing my little one to color mixing and I think that this is a great idea.

Jacque said...

Hi there! I'm stopping by from the Tot School link up - you have some great ideas! Looks like ya'll had a fun week with Green Eggs and Ham - by far one of my favorite books!
I'm a new follower - Look forward to seeing more.

Ashley said...

Lots of wonderful activities this week! Looks like lots of fun.

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Hi! I love your website. I host a link up party called TOT TUESDAYS every Tuesday where people share their recipes, crafts and activities for toddlers. I’ve also currently got a giveaway for a Mother Earth scarf at the moment. I hope you’ll stop by: