Today, we had a belated celebration of Read Across America Day here in Asia. Each teacher had different Dr. Seuss books they read and an activity they did with it. Difference classes rotated to our classroom and enjoyed listening to Dr. Seuss. I read the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, and had them make their own oobleck.It was a fun book to read, but I know the kids had more fun making their own oobleck. They were so excited to get their own oobleck to take home as well. Afterwards, many of the kids asked me where to buy food coloring. They wanted to make some on their own. It was fun, but afterwards, my classroom was a bit of a disaster area. There was geen slimy oobleck everywhere. Cleaning up took a long time.
An Ode to Oobleck
Drip, drop, and ooze.
On our clean hands, shirts and floor.
Our classroom is covered.
Drip, drop and ooze
What are you?
Neither solid nor liquid
Directions for oobleck: Mix 4 tablespoons of cornstarch, with 2 tablespoons of water, and food dye. Then you have your lovely oobleck!