English Class first, second and third graders know what makes a children’s book a classic. Twenty five years after the death of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, children are still delighted by the rhyming rhythms of his books. Our pupils are no exception. This past week we celebrated Seuss Week in honour of the week Seuss was born.
Ms. Sylvia read Green Eggs and Ham to the first graders and it sparked a fantastic discussion about how new foods need to be tasted. In fact, we discussed that new foods need to be tasted again and again in order to acquire a taste for them if they don’t please the palette at first taste.
The second graders read Green Eggs and Ham, too, but they read it themselves. They also practiced their writing skills by writing poems in the style of the book and by writing compositions telling why you should eat green eggs and ham. Click the photo collages above and below to better be able to read a composition.
The third graders heard two different Seuss stories, Thidwick, the Big Hearted Moose, and Horton Hatches the Egg, both of which were first published in the 1940’s. This week the third graders will compare and contrast the two books to highlight differences and similarities. Time permitting later this spring, all of the English Classes will engage in a project related to Seuss’s book, The Lorax, which has a very timely environmental message for us all.