Friday, March 8, 2013

Dr. Seuss "Daisy-Head Mayzie" and "There's a Wocket in my Pocket"

On Thursday we heard the Dr. Seuss books "Daisy-Head Mayzie" and There's a Wocket
in my Pocket".  We took turns making up nonsense rhyming words just like Dr. Seuss.

We learned the St. Patrick's Day rhyme/ flannel board story "5 Little Shamrocks".
The students just light up when their name is added to the story and they get to
come up and pick a shamrock.  They want to do it over and over again.

During center time we did rhyming puzzles, then said the rhyming words on them. 
Car-star-far,  Goat-coat-boat,  Ape-grape-cape,  Whale-jail-pail, etc. 

We did the Truffula tree color word clip cards again. It is amazing how well the
students are doing at recognizing the color words.


We practiced blending the "OP" word family.  This time we each used a plastic egg with
the beginning sound consonants written on one end and op written on the other end. We
twisted the egg to each different beginning sound then blended them to read the words.

During art time we made a "Daisy-Head Mayzie" hat. We decorated the top of a white
styrofoam plate with markers, then glued white paper petals to a yellow fun foam center
to make a daisy.  Next we poked a stiff green pipe cleaner stem through the daisy center
and the plate and taped it to the bottom of the plate so it would stand up nicely.  We put
yellow yarn through two holes on the sides of the plate to tie the hat to our head.  Some
of the boys thought they were going to look like a girl with a daisy hat on, but they had
fun making it (and wearing it).

A little hard to see in the above picture but we also made a Wocket in a pocket. 
We colored a Wocket picture and glued it to a small craft stick.  We used markers
to decorate a pre-made cardstock pocket with an adhesive backing.  We put the
Wocket puppet inside the pocket. 
During Music time we learned two new verses to our silly Dr. Seuss song.
I've a daisy on my head don't you know?  I've a Daisy on my head don't you know?
One day in school.... a daisy sprung up....isn't that cool?  I've a daisy on my head
don't you know?                                There's a Wocket in my pocket oh what fun! 
There's a Wocket in my pocket oh what fun!  There's a Wocket in my pocket and
a Wasket in my basket.  There's a Wocket in my pocket oh what fun!

We also sang lots of our alphabet begining sound silly songs.  Gert's Grandpa Gregory,
Hannah has the hiccups, Jack and Judy jump all day, Luscious Lollipops,
Monkey see Monkey do,  Nathanial has a naughty little nanny goat,  Octopus swam, 
P is for Penelope,  Quentin's duck went quack,  Roy's dog Rover, and others. 
The students love to sing these songs and do the actions.

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