Friday, February 22, 2013

A Seussical Ideas and Freebies Post

Alright, I had this all planned out.  I was going to tell you about getting ready this morning and discovering that my one pair of jeans that fit perfectly were soaking wet damp.  Then, I was going to tell you guys about my marvelous lunch with my teammates at Olive Garden today.  The funny thing is I even picked at my teammates and told them I was taking notes because I was out of funny stories.  Three days locked in a house will do that to a girl.

So, I had this entire blog planned out and the thunder started.  Rain doesn't bother me at all, but thunder and lightning means tornadoes in my world.  I don't do bad weather, so now I am hyperventilating (Not really, but I do keep jumping) and praying at some point God will quit bowling.  

Anyway, while I wait for the weather to settle down, I thought I'd share my Dr. Seuss ideas I found online.   I also have a few more freebie birthday sheets ready, so those are right below this paragraph.  If you see anything you like, click the picture and it will take you to the site where I found it (If there is a site).  



#1 Teaching Blog Addict

This is one of my favorite websites.  There are always excellent ideas and right now, there are TONS of freebies for Dr. Seuss' birthday.  I know I will definitely be grabbing a few of these things for next week.

#2 My Very Own Dr. Seuss Book
This is approved by the Seussville site and I have to say it is adorable.  I just wish I could afford to print the entire thing times twenty in color.  It is twenty pages of activities that include rhyming, short stories, math, and more.  Honestly, it really fits Kindergarten perfectly.  It could also be good for first graders that need independent work.  This is well worth your time.

#3 Dr. Seuss Lesson Plans & Printables
Okay, this is the best freebie I think I've ever seen!  If you follow the picture, there are 8 sets of activities/worksheets based off of 8 different Dr. Seuss books.  Oh, and if you don't have the books Target has ALL Dr. Seuss books for $5 or $10.  I know I loaded up on them today.  Right now, I'm thinking the entire month of March should be devoted to Dr. Seuss.  There's no way I'm fitting this into a few days and I'm only on number 3.
#4 Cat in the Hat Craft
I have seen this adorable cat floating around on Pinterest for the last two weeks.  I just had to post it.  It originated with a Kindergarten teacher named Anna Holcomb.  It took a little digging, so I'm putting it here so you can go straight to her blog and check it out.  I love these crafty teachers because they always help balance out all the worksheets :)

#5 Dr. Seuss Book Graph
I absolutely adore this book graph freebie.  I love it so much that when I cleaned up my pins earlier this week, I realized I had pinned it more than once.  To me, this is the perfect way to marry math and reading.  I can't wait to take the time next week to read all of these books to my kiddos and then let them do this graph.  A matter of fact, I am probably going to print this one in color.  I just adore it.  As I mentioned above, Target has All the Dr. Seuss books.  I went today and I bought five of these titles.  I don't think there's anything better than a crisp, new hardback book.  I cannot wait to do this next week!  Lindsay nailed it with this one!  She also has some really cute centers that are in my cart.  You won't regret checking out her blog.

#6 Target Goodies
Alright, ya'll.  As I mentioned above, I went to Target today.  Well, before I went to Target, I visited Party City.  In case you are going between the two, I found the same items at Target for Dr. Seuss marked down.  For example, the Dr. Seuss pencils were $4.99 at Party City.  At Target, they were $3.48.  They weren't in a clearance area.  I found all of the items where you find the school supplies.  I can't promise they are on sale at your Target, but I have a feeling if I got them marked down, chances are you will find them marked down at your Target.  Now, to find t-shirts.  If anyone has any ideas, please leave me a comment :)

#7 Silly Cat Math Roll
I fell in love with this the second I saw it.  It's a cute, little math game.  The kids use dice, roll them, and cover the numbers they roll.  The best part is it is free!  This will definitely be one of my centers for next week.

#8 Jello Snack
I'm not sure about you guys, but I love being able to tie a snack into a learning activity.  I saw this one a few weeks ago and thought it looked simple and I have no doubt that my kids will eat this.  I would LOVE to link it up to the creator, but the pin went straight to a picture.  If any of you know who came up with such a fantabulous idea, please let me know.  I definitely want to give credit to the creator :)

#9 The Birthday Round Up
This is a cute place value center activity.  What I like about it most is it is perfect for your higher level thinking kiddos.  Here's the funny part about this pin.  I was going through my Dr. Seuss Pinterest board, saw it and I had to mention it.  Well, I went to follow it to the teacher's blog and it's my friend Catherine, The Brown-Bag Teacher.  There's something neat about picking an item and not realizing it belongs to someone that follows your blog.  Plus, I follow her blog, so I'm excited about sending you her way.  She has an entire set of these adorable centers, so go pick up her freebie and see what else she has prepared :)
#10 Goldfish Colors and a Book
You know the phrase, "Save the best for last"?  Well, I may have managed to do that.  The Oopsey Daisy blog takes the goldfish and graphs them.  This goes great with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.  This blog also gives you an idea for t-shirts if you can't find one (Anyone remembering my dilemma right now?)  This blog is pretty incredible, so when I have time, I'm going back to look a little closer.  I think you will enjoy this one as much as me!

These are just a few of the things that I found.  If you want more ideas go to my HOLIDAY FUN - DR. SEUSS board.  It is loaded with tons of fun activities.  My next blog post like this will be on St. Patrick's Day, so if you guys have any awesome freebies that you have found, leave me a link over the next week.  I will be sure to check it out and feature it if it falls within what I'm looking for.  These are some of my favorite posts to do.  They take forever, but they save tons of time during the week!

Whew!  I'm wiped!  See you guys in a few hours!


Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

32 comments:

  1. Wow, Faith, you've done a great job! Here's a tip for you (and your readers)...if you find a great printable, be sure to print it out ASAP...if you simply bookmark it, it might be gone next year. I went through my S3uss (how's that for not being picked up on a search?) links recently and a lot of bloggers had deleted their posts.

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    1. Yeah, I was definitely planning on it. The Seuss people sued a Scrappin' Doodles and have put it out there that you cant create anything with their name. That's probably why a lot of things are gone. That's part of why I did this blog post. I wanted people that are on TPT to know there is still stuff to get, but you are right. Most of it will probably be gone next year. Hopefully, some of these have staying power since they are crafts or not flat out Seuss things. THey just look 'Seuss'y :)

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    2. Yeah, a friend of mine was looking for S3uss stuff the other day, and was frustrated because most of the things she was looking for were gone. I explained to her why, then I uploaded everything I had into a Dropbox folder so she could borrow it. It's sad that they won't let you create anything with their name- I'm sure the Doctor himself wouldn't approve! :-(

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  2. Thanks again for the wonderful freebies. It looks like you have a fun week already planned out for Dr. Seuss' Birthday. I will be back to grab some ideas soon.
    Sarah
    I Dream of First Grade

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    1. No problem :) Hope it helps everyone out!

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    1. You are welcome :) Hope you have a great day!

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    1. Aw! Thank you :) Hope it helps you out :)

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  5. Thanks Fran great finds, you took the work out of it for all of us! Thanks again!
    Tammy

    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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    1. No problem :) These are some of my favorite posts to do! Glad they come in handy for everyone :)

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  6. WOW! This is FABULOUS! As always, you do great work! Thanks.

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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  7. Wow, so many great ideas! How do you get such a cute font on your blog (assuming it's a Blogger blog)?

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    1. I have no idea where the font came from :) I paid someone to design my blog. Hopefully, in April I'm going to get it upgraded again :) Now that I've been on here for a few months, I know what I want :)

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  8. I love the Thing 1/Thing 2 shirt idea! I have 4 shirts I will wear during my week of activities, but I need a fourth, or I can wear one of my Grinch shirts. I may just have to make that shirt for myself! :-)

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    1. I'm definitely going to be doing those if I can't find any shirts at Walmart or Old Navy :)

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  9. This was SO helpful for the upcoming celebration in my room! Thanks for sharing!

    Irene
    LWML is hosting a fab followers giveaway

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    1. Aw! Glad you like it :) These are some of my favorite posts :)

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  10. Great post! I'm featuring it on Bagels and Blogs a little later today.

    Donna
    Math Coach’s Corner

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    1. That is so cool! Thanks for the post! Very excited :)

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  11. Love the post! I always find my Seuss shirts in the men's section at Target!

    Carrie:)

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    1. I'm so glad you posted that. I went and looked there and sure enough, found it immediately.

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  12. I wish I would have found the Seuss Target finds!!! Good for you!! Thanks for posting all these neat ideas!
    Kim
    TheVeryBusyFirstGraders

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  13. I love all the Seuss ideas! Can't wait to use some of them this week!

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  14. I can't seem to get the freebie lesson plans to come up. Where did you find them?

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    1. I just clicked and got them to come up :( Here's the address for where I found them -http://www.homeschoolshare.com/seuss.php

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  15. Love your blog. Love these dr. suess activities. WE are your newest followers.

    Kristy and Misty
    Teachingtimes2

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  16. Hi Faith! I wanted to let you know I was the one who originally posted the Dr Seuss jello on Pinterest. Last year, it was my son's turn to bring snacks to his preK class, and it was during Dr Seuss week. We can only bring store-bought foods, so I was able to "make" something while still abiding by the rules. I googled "thing 1 thing 2 printables" for the numbers, cut them out and stuck them on with a small square of packing tape. One word of advice, don't add too much blue dye or the kids all have blue teeth! :)

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  17. Hi - What an adorable blog! I came across it because of my Seuss addiction. I know you teach 1st grade, but if you have family/friends in middle school/high school who are also into Seuss, I hope you'll let them know about my new book, "Bit Players, Bird Girls and Fake Break-Ups", in which a high school drama club performs "Seussical" and satirizes it with their own play, "Whossical". You can check it out at my blog, www.biitplayers.me. Thanks!

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