Yesterday was Read Across America Day. In honor of Dr. Suess’s birthday.
We watched The Lorax in my reading classrooms and followed it up with a writing prompt about how my students could save the truffula trees.
Dr Seuss had meaning to his rhyming nonsense. His liberal and moralist political views could be seen throughout many of his children’s books. The Lorax in particular. That’s why I picked it. These were fourth graders. Not preschoolers. I hoped they just might get it. And many of them did. And some not so much.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
That was the exit ticket for my entire day. I wanted their writing pieces to shine. Their fraction hats to pop. After all parent conferences were soon approaching. But more so, I wanted them to get it. Our world needs those who care.
We had photo props and snacks to follow the same theme as well. On the lighter side.
In math we’re learning fractions, so we colored fractions of the cat in the hat’s famous hat different colors according to questions I asked them. It’s was a fun Friday! But a Friday with a porpose. To care.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dr. Seuss! Thank you for all your hard work in helping our kids read! From this teacher I am!
Job 12 7-10
Love and laughter,