Week 26 – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Saturday, March 2 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday, so to celebrate, we had “centers” set up in the library all week long for students to do when they came to the library. Here’s what we set up:

1. All computers in the library were set to www.seussville.com. On Friday morning, that website went down, so we switched to PBS The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.

2. There was a Cat in the Hat Make your own Hat MakerSpace area. Crayons, glue, torn paper, and stickers were set out with a hat template for kids to use to create their own hat.

3. We set up a One Fish, Two Fish Guess How Many Fish Math Estimation Center. I got the idea for this center from this blog post. We pretty much set it up exactly like she did.

All grade levels participated in the centers.

5th grade Media Technology students started a “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” iPad Scavenger Hunt on Friday. I based it on this one that I found with a quick Google search. Earlier in the week, we went through some basic iPad “how to” and I think this scavenger hunt is helping to reinforce what they learned. They are using the NOTES app to take notes on a place in the United States they would like to visit. They are using SAFARI to visit a website to locate information about the place they would like to visit. They are using MAPS to see how far away their destination is from our school and they are saving pictures to the CAMERA ROLL as they go and then putting it all together in PIC COLLAGE. A couple of them finished the Scavenger Hunt on Friday, so they got to explore the free Seuss Camera app to practice taking pictures.

I think everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

What did you do to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday?

VBF

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About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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One Response to Week 26 – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

  1. Reine Marie says:

    My favorite Dr. Seuss! 🙂

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