What can you find in a people house? Exploring with Dr. Seuss

We started our day with the question, “What can you find in a people house?”  To answer our question, we read the Dr. Seuss book “In a People House” and then spent the morning exploring things you can find and do in a people house all around the classroom…

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One thing we hoped to never come home and find in our people house is a mouse and bird taking a tour. In this Dr. Seuss book, a mouse and bird do get caught taking a tour of a people house and by the end of the book, they get kicked right out of that house…

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As I read the book aloud, the children chimed in to say whether they had the same things described in the book in their own houses. After reading the book, we passed few things I had brought from my own house around the circle…

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Most of the things we passed around the circle could also be found in our book like a pillow, mirror, comb, brush, banana, salt and pepper shakers, hammer, toothbrush, telephone, dishes, clock, hammer, and even a lamp…

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Most of the items (not all) that were passed around our circle were also made available for the children to take their time to explore through out the morning on our discovery table…

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The children discovered that dishes can be found in a people house as they washed dishes left out in our dishwater tub…

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All throughout the morning, the children continued to explore the things they can find in a people house…

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Although there was a telephone similar to this one in our book, most of the children agreed that they don’t have a telephone that looks like this in their people house but they do have a phone…

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Some of the children spent time drawing what they can find in a people house…

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Connecting literature to the things we do and the things we see around the classroom helps us bring the words of a book into action and promotes the opportunity to act out, explore, draw, tell stories, and enjoy the ideas shared in our book all throughout the morning…

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About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

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  1. Ana March 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm - Reply

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