This week we are honoring and showcasing the great literary talent of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as the legendary Dr. Seuss!
Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day! Several fun and educational activities were planned that focus on the art of language. The children were exposed to rhyming, poetry, reading, word searches, Seuss counting/math and replicating or drawing their favorite Seuss character!
Practical Life is an integral part of our Montessori environment. Practical Life is an area of the Montessori philosophy that promotes care of oneself, cleaning and caring of the environment, handling and preparation of food. It also promotes independence while strengthening and developing fine motor skills.
To tie in Practical Life and honor the famous Dr. Seuss and his infamous, mischievous character “The Cat in the Hat”, the children made an edible version of the cat's hat. The children helped prepare the fruit by carefully cutting up pieces of strawberry and banana.
All of the children meticulously assembled pieces of strawberry and banana in a stacking pattern to replicate "The Cat in the Hat" hat.
Our students thoroughly enjoyed being read "The Cat in the Hat". The rhythmic flow of Seuss's rhymes had the children anticipating each word, aware and observant of the rhyming words and the patterns that they create.