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Green Eggs and Ham is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books for several reasons, but mostly because it was written using just fifty words! (The fifty words are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you)
My original intent was to read the book to the students using the iPad version of the book on our big screen TV paired with our Apple TV, but, Apple decided to automatically start an update right when we were ready to read. Luckily I also had the book in hand!
We read the book and then we made our own version of Green Eggs and Ham using sugar cookies, vanilla frosting, green M&Ms and pretzel sticks. I had made a sample the night before and my crazy cat decided to eat the sample! I showed the kids my cat eating the Green Eggs and Ham and they thought it was the funniest thing EVER!
I put out a Doodle for teachers to sign up for a time for me to come read to their students. Ms. Gannon and Ms. Tanner took me up on the offer. I started out by talking to the kids about the purpose of World Read Aloud Day and showing them this short video:
We found out Friday, March 7th that our school had made the cut to be voted on for the Follett Challenge. We have the chance to win $30,000 for our school library. We are competing against 103 other schools around the United States. Crystal Camp, Holly Sutherland, and I all worked very hard on our submission. Fingers crossed! Votes count toward 30% of a school's score, so please vote for us HERE!