Thursday, February 17, 2011

Collage with Dr. Seuss

PREPARATION: see material list below to see what collage items need to be prepped.
Read a few pages (or all) of the cat in the hat
Ask the students what they think about Dr Seuss’s use of color
How many colors did he use?
How did he use color to create emotion?
On what objects did he put red?
What objects did he make blue?
What objects only were black and white?
   What is collage?
Have we done it this year?
What artist did we use collage already? Eric Carle.
Is he also and Illustrator like Dr Seuss?
March 2, 1904
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts
Graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925, went on Oxford University, intending to acquire a doctorate in literature.
In May of 1954, Life published a report on illiteracy among schoolchildren, because their books were boring. This problem inspired Geisel's publisher.
He sent Geisel a list of 400 words he felt were important for children to learn. 
The publisher asked Geisel to cut the list to 250 words and use them to write an entertaining children's book. Nine months later, Geisel, using 220 of the words given to him, published The Cat in the Hat, which brought instant success.
He wrote green eggs and ham on a bet with a friend that he could not write a book with less than 50 words
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards
Geisel authored and illustrated 44 children's books. 
Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991
Dr. Seuss lives on in the stories
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Materials: Light blue card stock
Red strips of construction paper
White card stock cut in a square
White card stock cut in a long rectangle
Orange paper cut in 3”x3” squares
Glue sticks
Black pens
Cut water drops in white. 
PROJECT: Create Suess hats with the goldfish Playing "Up, Up, Up"
Step 1: Grab a piece of light blue carrd stock and write you name
Step2: Glue a white square piece to the center of the blue paper
Step3: Glue a white long rectangular pice to the bottom of the white square creating a hat
Step 4: using red strips add stripes to the hate creating a dr. Suess hat style
Step5: Draw the fish using a black pen on small orange paper
Step6: Cut our your fish and glue it to the middle of the hat
Step7: add the water drops

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