Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergartens looked on in amazement as their teacher, Tammy Sabrin, stirred in green food coloring to make green eggs and ham to honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergartener enjoyed eating the green eggs and ham her teacher, Tammy Sabrin, made for her class in honor of “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss. The kindergartners celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a week full of fun activities.
Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergarten teacher Tammy Sabrin helped her students crack eggs into a skillet so they could make green eggs and ham to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and his classic book, “Green Eggs and Ham,” on March 2.
By ABBY SLANKER
In honor of children’s author Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2, kindergarten students at C.H. Campbell Elementary School celebrated with variety of themed days the week of Feb. 27.
Monday was Crazy Hat Day, Tuesday was Crazy Socks Day to honor “The Fox in Socks” and Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday during which the students were encouraged to dress wacky. On Thursday the children were to wear green and made and tasted green eggs and ham and on Friday the students were to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.
Tammy Sabrin’s kindergarten class, dressed in green, made green eggs and ham in their classroom on March 2. While the focus of the project was the book “Green Eggs and Ham,” Sabrin also taught the students how to crack eggs and the process of cooking scrambled eggs.
Sabrin used both white and brown eggs and asked the children if they thought the eggs were the same on the inside.
“These eggs are different colors on the outside, but do you think they are the same on the inside? When we crack them, you will see that they are the same on the inside, just like us. Some of us are different on the outside, but we are all the same on the inside,” Sabrin said.
Each student had the opportunity to crack an egg into the skillet. When all the eggs were in the skillet, Sabrin stirred them, and explained that the heat cooks the eggs. She encouraged the students to watch the eggs turn from a “gooey” state into a more solid state of scrambled eggs.
As she stirred the eggs in the skillet, she asked the students how they were going to turn the eggs green. With many suggestions called out, such as frosting, Sabrin picked up a bottle of green food coloring and added 10 drops to the eggs. To the amazement of the students, the eggs turned green right in front of their eyes.
When the eggs were a bright green color, Sabrin mixed in the ham. She then dished out a portion for each student to taste.
As she surveyed the students, the reviews were good, with just a couple students not liking the eggs. Overall, the students gave a thumbs up to the green eggs and ham. When everyone had tried the eggs, several asked for seconds, which Sabrin gladly served up.
“Now you can go home and help your mom or dad cook green eggs and ham for dinner tonight,” Sabrin told her students.