Dr Seuss ignites a child’s imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses and he doesn’t disappoint with The Cat in the Hat. This is the story of the cat that transformed a dull, rainy afternoon into a magical and just-messy-enough adventure. There’s another hidden adventure too – this book really does help children to read.
Although most of our grade ones had already heard this classic tale, all of them enjoyed listening to it again. The words at the end of the book “Should we tell her about it? Now, what SHOULD we do? Well….. What would you do if your mother asked you?” promoted some interesting discussion about telling the truth. We all agreed in the end that honesty is the best policy!
After reading the book we used this fun app to create a Cat in the Hat themed card. First we chose a card, then we used the camera tool to take a picture of ourselves which we could resize and drag around the screen until it fit nicely into the card. Once we were happy with our picture we could add a frame and stick on some fun Seuss-y stickers or text. We had lots of fun creating our cards and we think they turned out pretty great. What do you think…..
Today in Information Literacy we had the privilege of sharing ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go!’ with the grade ones. This is definately my favourite Dr Seuss book of all time. It has such a strong message that applies to both children and adults alike. Basically it is about taking charge of your own life and facing difficulties such as loneliness, fear and confusion head on.
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So……….get on your way!”
There are so many things that I love about this book that it would take me all day to list them. You’re just going to have to read it for yourself!
After discussing the book the children had to think of one place they would really like to go or one goad they really wanted to achieve. We talked about having goals and dreams and how if you write them down and record them it makes them feel more real.