Interesting fact I learned as I researched Massachusetts, not only does it have a state children’s book, it also has a state children’s author: Dr. Seuss.

I had found an interesting book about Dr. Seuss, but it was way too long to hold everyone’s interest. When I read it to my kids I, we divided it into two nights reading. But, for everyone getting together I wanted some kind of activity, and everything I could think of was either too involved or too simple for the entire group.

After some thinking, I remembered that “Green Eggs and Ham” had been written as a challenge to write a book using only 50 words. So, I picked 10 random words from the book and we graphed 20 pages of it.

What intrigued me was watching the two teams (boys against girls) defend their answers. There was one instance for each team where someone had the wrong number. It was great for my kids to see everyone defend and come up with their answers.

All in all, a great exercise for everyone.

I’ll try and get the printable I made up, it’s just a simple table, but right now Scribd is being annoying.

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This sounds like a great project.

Very cool! And I didn't even know Dr. Seuss was from Massachusetts!

You teach me something new every day =)

Thanks for linking up!

Good way to bring Dr. Seuss to the older children in the group!

Very neat idea. I didn't know that about Green Eggs. 50 words? Really???

What great fun! I love a lively discussion.

What a creative idea for a project…good thinking! I also didn't know that about Green Eggs and Ham.

What a cool idea! I'd love to see a picture of the kids' graphs. Thanks for linking up at Math Monday!

I'll try to get a picture up as well as the printable later on.

I'm loving your states series! Scribd can be so difficult sometimes.

You had asked about our pineapple sage…I don't care for the taste of sage because it is so strong. However, the pineapple sage actually has a very mild, almost fruity taste. I think scent is what is most attractive about this plant though.

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