Monday, March 4, 2013

Miniature Monday

Greetings from Who-ville!

Today we brought in Dr. Seuss week with a focus on Horton the elephant and his heroic acts to save the town of Who-ville.  To play along, I asked that students dress as Who characters! We got a few attempts at the Who look, but Laci got the look I was going for:

Some Cindy Lou-Who anti-gravity hair action

Since I got so many questions on how I got my hair to stand up like that, it's really pretty easy:

["Who" Hair Tutorial]
  1. Make sure you start with kind of greasy hair (don't wash it for a day or two)
  2. Roll a piece of construction paper (whichever color matches your hair best) into a cone shape.  Cut the pointy tip off and even out the bottom.  
  3. Cut four slits in the bottom of the cone and bend them up to make flaps, almost like a mini witch's hat.
  4. Bobby pin the flaps to the top of your head.
  5. Keeping two inch-wide sections of hair down for braids on either side of your head, flip the rest of your hair upside down and gather it in a ponytail at the top of the cone.
  6. Wrap a ponytail holder securely around your hair and the tip of the cone.
  7. Braid the two sections of hair you left down and pin the ends to the side of your hair to make braided loops.
  9. Wrap a ribbon or make a large bow, depending on how you'd like to decorate.
  10. If you're getting in a car, keep it short.  I forgot about this and had to drive awkwardly slumped over.  
I hope that helps you all for future Dr. Seuss days (or maybe even for Wacky Wednesday!)

We read Horton Hears a Who and watched the movie at the end of the day to compare/contrast.  Students made a simple paper craft to show Horton holding the clover with the speck that contained all of Who-ville:

Then, to continue with Horton, we read Horton Hatches the Egg!  We made our own crazy two-animal combinations to hatch out of our own eggs:

Tomorrow, we learn about the importance of trees (Truffula or not) with help from the Lorax.

As always, owl be teaching you tomorrow!

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