- The Cat in the Hat (grade level - K-3)
Prior Knowledge: Discuss with students
activities that they like to participate in on a rainy day. What types of
feelings do they sometimes have on a rainy day?
Introduce the Story: Introduce
title, author and illustrator; Read aloud for enjoyment
Comprehension: Discuss the feelings
expressed by the characters in the story. Do they seem to like the Cat in the
Hat's tricks? Ask students to describe how they would have felt. Discuss what
things the Cat in the Hat did in the house that might have made their
mom upset. Brainstorm ideas for what the characters in the story should have
done when the Cat in the Hat entered their home without permission and how the
children could have made the Cat in the Hat leave. (This is a good opportunity
to discuss safety rules for when you are home alone.) Ask students if they
think the boy and girl told their mother about the Cat in the Hat and to
explain their answer.
Daisy Head Maisy
Grade Level: Pre-3 Subject/Unit/Theme: Art (Daisy Head-Bands)
- Construction paper strips long enough for child headbands.
- Scrap construction paper for flowers
- Glue sticks
- The book Daisy Head Maisy by Dr. Seuss
- Students will learn the story about Daisy Head Maisy
- Students will make a headband to fit their head.
Students will make flowers from scrap paper and attach them
to the headband.
Academic Essential Learnings:
- Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 (The student uses listening and
observation skills to gain understanding.)
- Art 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 (The student acquires the knowledge and
skills necessary to create, to perform and to respond effectively to the
arts.) 2.1, 2.2 (The student applies the creative process with arts
knowledge and skills to reason and solve problems.) 4.1 (The student uses
arts skills and knowledge in other subject areas.)
- Reading 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 (The student understands and uses
different skills and strategies to read.) 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 (The student
understand the meaning of what is read.) 3.2, 3.3 (The student reads
different materials for a variety of purposes.)
Library Essential Learnings:
- Students look through the book (if adult is present they will read the
- Students make a headband from thin strips of construction paper stapling
in an added piece if needed.
- Using construction paper scraps, glue sticks and scissors, students make
flower stems and flowers.
- Students glue the flowers to the headband.
Students may wear their hats and make a performance of the book.
Students may write (dictate) a story about the headband.
Students will be informally evaluated on their ability to follow
directions to make the headbands.
Students will be evaluated by the creativity of the flowers.
Lesson Designer: Vickie Leaf
Green Eggs and Ham
- Green eggs and ham book
- construction paper
- food chart
- Use the book for a lesson in nutrition
- read the book Green Eggs and Ham to class
- go over the food chart and find the column where eggs and ham would be
- discuss as a class what some other foods they might like or dislike would
be in that column
- Instruct each student to get a piece of construction paper, scissors, glue
and some magazines
- Then have each go back to their desks
- tell them we are going to make a collage of pictures of food and show them
- Let them know that they can use whatever food pictures they want as long
as it on the chart
- have each student bring his or her collage up to the front and show the
class explaining what a great job he or she has done
- then go over some of the food on the collage and have the students locate
it on the food chart, to see if they understand what food goes into what food