Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss & An Award

What a fun week we had celebrating Dr. Seuss!!! Here is some of the fun stuff we did on Friday to celebrate his birthday!

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!

In other news, Chrissy at 

awarded me the One Lovely Blog award! Thanks Chrissy!!!

So now, I am passing the award on to a few of my favorites!!! Check them out if you haven't already!!! :-)

Lisa at 

Stories From Second

Miss T at

Sandra at

Traci at 

Dragonflies in First

Miss DeCarbo at

Second Grade Sugar and Spice

Emily at

Staci at
Vicky at

Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After
Chrissy at 

Buzzing with Ms. B Button
Tammy at

Have a great weekend!!!!! :-) 


  1. Thank you Sandy. It's very thoughtful of you to pick my little blog. I'm honored. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I'm a new follower cute stuff! I teach second grade and next year I will for sure be doing the Oobleck recipe :)


  3. Thank you, Sandy! Love your oobleck!

    Going Nutty!


  4. I made Oobleck only once and thought NEVER again! I laughed out loud at your "memory stains." We drank oobleck instead this year (lime green Hawaiian punch!)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  5. Aw, thanks Sandy! So sweet.
    Love Oobleck. It's so much fun... but super messy. I like your little one's "memory stain" comment. Fabulous way to look at things!
    Dragonflies in First

  6. Thanks for the award! I usually make Oobleck, but this year we made it Blue Goo. =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  7. Thanks so much for the award, my bloggy Bff! Your Dr. Seuss day looked like so much fun!
    Stories From Second

  8. Thanks SO much for the award! You are so sweet! I just gave you a shout-out on my blog. Hope you have a great rest of the week! :)

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice