Thursday, March 31, 2016

Theodor Seuss Geisel lesson extension activities

Theodor Seuss Geisel's whimsical illustrations are a fun way to view life.  Your book donations with your fun illustrations inside will be greatly appreciated by the local libraries.

Visit:


  • Theodor Geisel lived nearby.  Consider planning a trip to the Dr.  Seuss Memorial Sculpture Gardens in Springfield Massachusetts.  I have a feeling you will recognize a lot of the characters!
  • Later this year there will also be a Dr. Seuss museum opening in Springfield too.  Keep an eye on their website for more information.  
  • While in Springfield you can take your own walk down Mulberry Street.  Let me know if you encounter any lions.  

See more:


  • Reading Dr. Seuss's books is fun, but sometimes it is nice to have them read to you.  See if you can find a title that you don't recognize.
  • View work by Theodor Geisel that was not published in his books.  His self-portraits are my favorite. 

Consider:


  • Dr. Seuss is well loved, but Theodor Geisel told many lies that are still remembered today, including deceiving his father into believing that he was receiving a scholarship to Lincoln College in Oxford.  
  • Think about this verse,  "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."  Ephesians 4:29 How can our talk build others up or benefit them?  Why can't "kind, white lies" really build others up?   

Friday, March 18, 2016

Theodor Seuss Geisel

This month we will be making book plates in the style of Theodor Seuss Geisel.  He is one of my all time favorite artists when it comes to whimsey and fun.  Both his life and his artwork capture the joy  which we celebrate during the Easter season.

The best way to get aquainted with Geisel's work is to read his books.  You probably already have many in your home already, but if not, just swing by your local library for a few of his 60+ titles.

In order to complete this month's project, each student will need:

  • Crayons - minimum 8 color set, we recommend Prang *can be shared
  • Oil Pastels, 12 piece set, we recommend Pentel *can be shared

Looking forward to seeing you Friday 3/25 at 6:30!