There was an abundance of excitement in kindergarten classrooms at Mandalay Elementary as students celebrated the birthday of iconic author Dr. Seuss. In addition to wearing crazy hats and reading a multitude of Dr. Seuss books, students rotated at fun, Seuss-themed stations on March 8.
Kristin Rogate’s students first designed a sock after reading “Fox in Socks.” And then matched Seuss characters to clues in a Write the Room activity. They also used cubes to measure Seuss characters. Working with Ms. Rogate, the kindergartners then sorted “op” words, placing the real words and nonsense words in two separate columns on the SmartBoard.
Kindergarten students in Cheryl Schwartz’s class also designed socks and made popcorn pictures using op words from “Hop on Pop.” They participated in a rhyming activity in which they deciphered real words from nonsense words and worked with Ms. Schwartz to create words containing “op” as read in the popular story “Hop on Pop.”
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.