Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss

Mrs. McHale's Third Grade Classroom - St. Joan of Arc School K-8    Hello everyone!

Rather excited to share this book with you.  It’s another firm favourite of Nursery, Reception, Year 1     and Year 2.  There  are so many rhyming words!  Challenge yourself to see how many you can find.  The cat in the hat is trying something new to eat.  Have you guys tried anything new lately ?  I wonder if you could make some ‘green’ eggs using food colouring or colour the outside of the egg?  Will you be brave enough to try them?   They might be a bit funny looking!  What about making popcorn green?  If you didn’t fancy eating it you could use it to collage with.

Green Eggs and Ham: Season 1 | Hambience | Netflix - YouTube

Dr Seuss wrote a lot of stories that rhyme.  The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham being the most popular probably.  I love the rhythm of his rhymes and that makes it a lot of fun to read out loud.  Dr Seuss had been writing stories since before I was born, so that’s a long time ago.  He was born in Springfield Massachusetts which is where I went to University and was pretty famous in the area.   Read some of his books online.  What do you think about Dr Seuss and his stories?  Do you like them or not?   Discuss this with your families, you might have different ideas.  Count everybody’s choices one at a time.  You could make a list or a tally of your favourite Dr Seuss books.  You could try changing the words to the rhymes like the one at the top of the post.

There are chickens that actually lay eggs that are green or blue.  Pretty cool huh?  They’ve got a cool name too Araucana and they come from Chile in South America.  Maybe you could find a map and look for that country.

Another activity you could do is go on a colour hunt.  How many green things can you find?  Are the greens all the same or are they slightly different?  Sort the different shades, I bet they have different names too like leaf green, forest green and olive green.  Could you make up some colour names of your own?

Try this game.  Draw a green egg on paper or card if you have any and cut it out  (use cardboard too and making lots makes it more fun).  Use a spatula and see if you can flip it.  You could write your everyone’s at your house’s names on the bottom and when you flip it over read the name.   You could put numbers on the bottom and read them out.  Maybe you could find that many objects too.  There are a lot of different ways you can play using the paper egg.  Make up some of your own and let us know please!

Enjoy the story children and hope you’ve been doing Mrs Mitzman’s mindfulness activities.  She’s busy coming up with some more ideas.   We are all missing you very much and can not wait to see you.  Until then,  do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your brains on for good learning.

Stay safe,

Mrs Howe