Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss, born March 2nd, 1904 and living on well into the 21st century through his books! First graders will be celebrating the work of this seminal children's book author/illustrator throughout the month of March. Students have enjoyed the story Bartholomew and the Oobleck (pronounced "ooooOOOOooobleck!" by most of the kids) about a mysterious kind of weather that drops green glop on everyone. The storytime integrates first grade knowledge of liquids and solids, currently being studied in the classroom in science, as we play with our own gooey oobleck in library. (Thank you to Ms. Faulkner for her help in its messy manufacture.) The story also gave us a chance to talk about Dr. Seuss's big idea in the book: how important it is to say and show we are sorry when we make a mistake, which everybody does, sometimes...even the King of the Kingdom of Didd.
Continue the exploration by making your own oooooobleck at home! Three recipes to try here!