Sick, sick, sick…. All last week I was sick. WHY??? Right before my beloved Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Doesn’t the universe know it’s my favorite time of year?
On Tuesday afternoon, I was having fun creating bulletin boards in various shapes like hearts etc… (Bought some rolled up cork online). Then I started feeling feverish. It was so quick. I went from feeling a bit unwell to delirious. I started laying on the floor in one of the empty classroom and moving my head from side to side. I had the chills. It was not good. I told my boss there was a high possibility I wasn’t come in the morning and she freaked. Apparently there was going to be a Lion Dance performance for the Lantern Festival and the parents were invited and my white, foreign face better well be there. The next day, my fever was worse but thank goodness it rained! And it was moved to Wednesday. I got text after text to show up on Wednesday. In the midst of sneezing, hacking, and watery eyes, I showed up in the afternoon to greet all the parents and show off all the children’s work. Most of them noticed I was looking close to death and wondered why I was even there. But there was my boss, looking super happy and relieved I was there.
On Thursday, I showed up to work but I was in zombie mode so Dr. Seuss celebrations have been cut short this year.
I did manage to make one last worksheet (illustrations done by me this time!). Half of the kids read the sentences, and half just looked at the picture….so…yeah, it’s best at the end to have the kids one by one read each sentence when they turn it in. You may have to distract the others with another worksheet.
The Early Years of the International division have invited us to eat green eggs and ham with them next week. They will scoop the yolk out of a halved hard boiled egg, mash it with a fork, add green food coloring, then shove it back in the white part of the egg and put a piece of ham on top. Should be cute.
Ok, I’m crawling back to bed.
To get a pdf file of this worksheet, click here to download: Green Eggs and Ham Worksheet
For more Dr. Seuss ideas, check out my other blog entries.