Friday, March 7, 2008
Welcome to my blog party, hosted courtesy of 5 Minutes for Mom, Welcome! Please make yourself at home.
In case you are new, here's a bit about me: My name is Michelle, but online I usually go by an old college nickname, Michie. I am very eclectic and am often told I would have been a great hippie.
I am mom to a 3 year-old little girl named Paige.
I am married to Roland, (aren't we cute?)
We live with my best friend, Michelle. Here she is with Paige a year or so ago.
I am a severe special education teacher and I work with very medically involved students with multiple disabilities in a public elementary school. I absolutely love elementary school, and I think I have more fun there than the kids do. I am also a perfectionist, which brings me to the point of this blog - it is my journey of learning to let go and just be me, learning to live a little more, without worrying so much about if things are "right" or what I "should" or "should not" do.
That being said, let's party! I am a big Dr. Seuss fan, and as his birthday was March 2nd, a lot of schools are doing Dr. Seuss themed activities right now. So why shouldn't I join in the fun?? (I told you I love elementary school!) So, let's get started!
First, print and decorate your own Cat in the Hat hat.
Second, Go to Kidthing and download your free computer version of Horton Hears A Who!
Third, after reading your book, you can make these yummy Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Pizza.
I made this batch with my students at school today.
Fourth, Make a Cat in the Hat Parfait for dessert: Create a red & white parfait for each student in a clear plastic cup by spooning in red jello, then white Cool Whip. Continue the pattern. End with white Cool Whip and you can top with a red cherry or sprinkle with miniature red M&Ms. Idea from The Virtual Vine.
Fifth, after dinner, enjoy making Oobleck.