The Unit Formerly Known as Seuss

Last year Seuss Enterprises came down hard on the teachers who created any resources with the words Seuss or Cat in the Hat. It was a major bummer because it made it harder for teachers to find Seuss resources on TPT. It was also a major bummer for sellers because it was harder for us to spread the word about our products! Anyway, I had to revamp my Seuss unit (tear) and create the Read Across America unit instead. Same great literacy and math activities, but without the banned words. This year I am not teaching kindergarten. It's events like Dr. Seuss' birthday that make me miss those little kinders more than ever! This was always one of my favorite weeks of the school year. I love seeing how other teachers celebrate this special week dedicated to reading.

So how will you celebrate? In addition to my unit, I'm including a freebie reading award to use this week with your kids, along with a recipe for a Magical Reading Stew. When I used this in the past, we made our stew then read the stories that the stew was about. I loved the connections that my kids would come up with.

M&Ms- My Many Colored Days
PopcornOh, the Places You'll Go!
We made the connection that a little kernel can turn "pop" into something great, just like us in the world!
Colored Goldfish- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)
*We also did our One Fish, Two Fish class graph from the unit the same day as this story.


[Included In This Unit]
53 pages of...

{Literacy}
Cats poem printable for kids with rhyming word patterns (2 to a page)
Cats poem poster for your classroom
Making Words with "Happy Birthday" poster
Making Words with "Happy Birthday" recording sheet
Silent/Bossy E and CVC word sorting game
Silent/Bossy E and CVC word sorting mats
Silent/Bossy E and CVC word sorting recording sheets
Cat Crossword Puzzle
Word Family Activity pages (one page for each of the following word families, 5 activities total): 
-at -et -ock -un -all
Nonsense Word Card Game
Sight Word Game (65 sight words)

{Math}
Less Than/Greater Than Number Sorts
One Fish, Two Fish Graphing Activity
Class Graph Materials for One Fish, Two Fish Activity
Thing 1 Addition Practice Activity (Facts 1-9)
Thing 2 Subtraction Practice Activity (Facts 1-9)
I Have Who Has? Math Game Facts 1-10 (Addition and Subtraction Facts)

Click below to download the freebie!


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