We read Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
And, of course, we made our own oobleck!!!!
This was SO much fun!!! I used the cornstarch and water recipe. You can find it here. Let's just say my classroom carpets will never be the same again. And I kept asking myself, Why did I wear black pants today!?!? That cornstarch got everywhere. And I mean everywhere. One of the kids said now we have "memory stains" on our classroom floor. I said "What!?!?" He explained that a memory stain is a stain you can look at and remember how much fun you had that day. Very sweet. And yes, we do have about 50 memory stains on our carpet. :-)
We also did some writing that went with it (How to make Oobleck)...But that wasn't as important as the actual oobleck itself :).
We also got the chance to read with our new kindergarten buddies!!!
I always love doing things like this because I get to see my
wild and crazy excited students in a new light. Especially the struggling readers- they always soar when we do activities like this, and it's always so nice to see my little troublemakers turkeys so involved and so excited about reading with their little buddy!
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