Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stripes, Spiders, and Science, Oh My!

Read Across America Day 2:  Stripes Day!  We read Hooray for Diffendoofer Day, one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books.  Then we drew silly teachers and silly subjects they teach.  Mrs. Saoud at Primary Graffiti has an adorable Diffendoofer freebie.  Some of my creative kiddos had some interesting ideas for things they would like to learn.
Mrs. Upside who teaches about polka-dot and striped animals
Mr. Carder teaches card tricks.
Mr. Cocy teaches us to take care of goats, and chickens, and cows, and dogs, and baby dogs, and to take care of lions.
Mr. Beef teaches meat and Mr. Wire teaches electricity.
Jobs at a farm, objects at a farm, purpose of a farm, and who lives at a farm.

During reading round-up, where all our 2nd graders switch for reading instruction, we are beginning to read Charlotte's Web.  (The 60th Anniversary is April 24th)  We built a little schema about farms and Charlotte's Web.
3 students who have not experienced the magic of Charlotte's Web!

Also, as a whole class, we (again) went through each step of the Scientific Method.
Question:  How many drops of water will the top of a penny hold.
Hypothesis:  Answers may vary, depending on student.
Materials:  penny, water, water dropper
Plan:  Place penny on flat surface, add drops of water one at a time, until water goes over edge.
Our Scientific Method Chart
Results:  The penny held 14 drops of water.
 Scientific Process Page
Happy Tuesday,


  1. I've never read The Diffendoofer book - I've got it in the Dr. Seuss bin - will have to read it!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. Love the silly teachers & the silly subjects they teach!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Like Holly, I've never read Hooray For Diffendoofer Day - will have to check it out! Sounds like you've been having fun!


  4. I did not know about the Charolotte's Web Anniversary! Oh we must celebrate that!!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  5. Silly teachers...silly subjects.... great idea! I haven't the Diffendoofer book either! Really feel like I'm missing out!
    Dragonflies in First

  6. I just read this book for the first time today and I loved it! What a great book. These are cute pictures. :)

    Miss T from Journey of a Substitute Teacher told me that you were from Oregon too. I live in Portland! Yay Oregon! I only know of 3 Oregon bloggers so far. Glad to find another. :)

    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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