This week was all about “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss! We had so much fun reading, playing, and rhyming! This book is one that I could read a million times, and my kiddos would never get tired of it. We read it each day with a different comprehension focus. We make predictions, we ask questions about the story, we answer questions about the story, we read it with hand motions, we retell the story, and we compare/contrast the book to “I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today!” It has a similar theme of the main character refusing to do something throughout the book. The difference is that one character ends up doing the thing he didn’t want to do and the other doesn’t. My kiddos also noticed that someone ate eggs at the end of both stories!
We played some fun circle time games this week, too! My kiddos always love playing Snap! This ham and eggs version was just as fun as the others!
I glue the eggs and ham pieces onto craft sticks and turn them picture-side down in a little basket I have. My kiddos take turns pulling out a stick, looking at the letter, and telling me the sound it makes. If they’re right, they get to keep the stick. If they pull out a stick that says “Snap!” everyone says, “Oh, snap!!” and we all put our sticks back. I try to keep going until everyone has had 2 or 3 turns, and they usually beg me to keep playing after that!
We also played “Sam, Sam, Where’s Your Egg?”
And “Green Eggs, Green Eggs On the Ground”
But… our very favorite this week was the “Green Eggs and Ham and Ham” chant that I literally made up driving to work one morning this week! We started by tapping the beat to the chant by patting the floor twice and clapping twice. (My kiddos loved the fact that I let them sit on their knees for this one instead of being criss-cross!) Then we said this chant:
I used the Ham and Eggs Rhyming Cards with this one.
I chose a card and used the two rhyming pictures on it to fill in the first two blanks. Then on the third one, my kiddos got to call out another word that rhymes. They absolutely LOVED this game!! They were literally walking around all week chanting “Green eggs and ham and ham! Green eggs and ham!”
All of these circle time games along with directions and printables are in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! Just click on the product image below to get your own set!
We had a blast with our shared reading this week! We learned the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty,” a predictable chart all about green things, and an adding poem called “Five Little Eggs.”
We added some hand motions to “Humpty Dumpty” to keep it fresh, and we made up new versions that had Humpty sitting on things other than a wall. We had to generate rhyming words to complete the nursery rhyme!
The green predictable chart was great because it is so simple. I printed the words to it and used them in the pocket chart with picture support. At the end of the week, each kiddo got their own copy of the chart in a small book. They love being able to read the book all by themselves!
And, the math poem was a blast because my kiddos got to take turns being the eggs! They love when we get to act things out!
All of these shared reading resources are in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, too! Just click the product image below to get yours!
I think the favorite of the week though was science! (Well… let’s be honest. Science is ALWAYS a favorite with prekinders!)
We got to crack open eggs to explore what’s inside of them…
We did a taste test with different green fruits and vegetables…
(I didn’t get a lot of pics of this one because my TA was gone, so I was flying solo!)
And, of course, we made green eggs and ham!
Next week we’re moving on to “The Cat in the Hat!” I’m already so excited about some of things we’ll be doing! Check back for posts next week will all of our activities!
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