Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I cried, I laughed, it was better than Cats...

The Cat in the Hat that is.

With the combination of Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Mardi Gras shutting down the city, I am tuckered out. Here is a little update of some of the activities from last we did to celebrate the two holidays!

Here is my Teacher bestie and I, in our Thing 1 and Thing 2 outfits... would you expect anything else?

For one activity I read to the class, "Happy Birthday to You" By Dr. Seuss. 

The students and I discussed why it is important to be ourselves and how special we are because of our differences. We then created self portraits, which was inspired by Leslie Ann, she always has adorable ideas!
Afterwards, the students completed the following writing prompt: "I am I because____________." The students filled in the blank with traits they thought made them special and unlike any one else!

Sadly, I forgot to take pictures of the activity "If the Cat in the Hat went to a Mardi Gras parade he would..." that Ms. Thomas created for our team. We read the Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss and discussed how mischievous that Cat was. The students came up with great ideas of how he would cause a little chaos at a Mardi Gras Parade. 
(I will post those pictures tomorrow. )

Every year my school puts on a Mardi Gras Parade the day before the Mardi Gras Break. 1st through 5th grade line the hallways as the Pre-K and Kindergarden class parade their mini shoe box Mardi Gras floats down the halls and throw beans and candy. It's intense, I cannot lie... but the students LOVE it. 

Here are my students waiting on the hallway for the parade to begin!

Below is a picture of the parade going on.... 

and here are my students with big smiles and beads at the end of the day... and then I gladly welcomed my 2 day break! :)

I hope you got to enjoy Mardi Gras wherever you may be!
Like we say in the South, Le Bon Temps Roule or Let the Good Times Roll!
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  1. Your self portraits are adorable!! :)

  2. I like your Dr. Seuss ideas but I am L.O.V.I.N.G. your glitter blog background!!!! I'm your newest follower. Come over for a visit so we can share ideas! ;)

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  3. I love the self portraits. Your kiddos looked like they had a blast with the parade. I am a new follower. Come check out my blog when you have time.


  4. Thank you so much for the Dr. Seuss ideas!
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