I have a confession to make. Please don't judge me or think I don't like to celebrate classic festivities with my children...I assure you I DO!
So the thing is, I really just didn't feel like teaching bout Dr. Seuss during his birthday week this year. You might be thinking..."Alert the police!" or "Who let the first grade Scrooge in??" but I just couldn't make myself get excited about it this go round.
Sorry, sorry, sorry.
As a year round school teacher, I chose to credit my lack of enthusiasm for the holiday this year to the fact that my children all had the same kindergarten teacher last year who does a GREAT job with Dr. Seuss week! So I figured, why should I try to out-Seuss her?!
Hence...The First Grade Academy Awards. I got to thinking, and decided that I would create my own unit so that my poor, Seuss-less first graders wouldn't feel neglected or anything! I hope you enjoy looking through a few of my photos from the week of my First Annual, First Grade Academy Awards Unit!
|Students walked the red carpet when they entered the room! We did a super fun "Spelling Word Walk" on the last day of the unit where they read out the words as they sashayed from one word to the next!|
All week we completed activities that related to the famous party that celebrates some of the biggest stars...after all, I figured it would be fun for my little babes to feel like "big" stars for a week too!
|I kept a mini whiteboard close at hand so that vendors could practice using 10 frames to assist with making change for a dollar. So fun!|