[Library Media] GEN, MIDDLE: Dr. Seuss Birthday

Nancy Rountree nrountree at spectrumcharter.org
Wed Feb 6 15:12:39 MST 2013

My middle schoolers still love making oobleck....

2 cups elmer's white glue
4 cups warm water
Tempra or Acrylic Paint... green for oobleck (obviously!) I've made purple
shlop, blue for "Luke Luck Licks Lakes" (the lake), I tried red for Red
Fish...not good...looks like brains!
mix thoroughly in a clear container

in a separate container mix
1/8 cup Borax
1/4 cup hot water
until Borax is dissolved

Start stirring the glue mixture and slowly add the borax mixture. The Borax
causes the compounds in the glue to adhere to each other and you get a
gloppy gooey creation! I hand out baggies and put a palm size amount in
each baggie for them to mess around with. Makes about 20ish depending on
your palm size.

You shouldn't have a problem with middle schoolers eating it!

Good Luck!

Ms. Nancy
Library Diva

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM, Verlene Schafer <verleneschafer at suu.edu>wrote:

> I think it would be fun to create a short video having various students,
> staff, faculty and administration reading the book "Oh the places you'll
> go!"
> Verlene Schafer
> Library Media Program Director
> Southern Utah University
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> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Becky Hall <beckyhall at rowlandhall.org>wrote:
>> Green eggs and ham for lunch if your lunch staff are willing????
>> I have a wonderful book that is called The Annotated Cat, Under the
>> Hats of Seuss and his Cats. It shows original notes and drawings and
>> some of the rejects. I bet you could borrow it from the public
>> library. If you have a document camera, maybe you could share it with
>> students that way. My kids have loved it.
>> Becky Hall
>> On 2/6/13, Lora Smith <Lora.Smith at ccsdut.org> wrote:
>> > Just wondering if you have any ideas for celebrating Dr. Seuss Birthday
>> at
>> > the middle school level.  Especially suggestions of a short, DVD clip
>> that
>> > could be shown to the entire school to start the day.
>> >
>> > Thank you,
>> >
>> > Lora Smith, Library Media Specialist
>> > White Pine Middle School
>> > lora.smith at ccsdut.org
>> >
>> >
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>> Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School
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>> Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Ms. Nancy
Library Diva
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