Tippecanoe School Corporation
Big Buddy Project at Mintonye Elementary
Kristy Delp

To celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday each year Ms.Overbay’s kindergarten class gets help from their big buddies in Mrs.Tilley’s third grade class to do their Thing 1 and Thing 2 projects during Read Across America week. Some of Mrs. Tilley's third graders remembered doing this project when they were in Kindergarten with Ms.Overbay! Each kindergarten student drew the body of thing 1 and 2 with help from their third-grade buddy. Next, the kindergarteners got their hand painted and stamped it as Thing 1 and Thing 2 hair. "The Cat in the Hat is my favorite Dr. Seuss book, " says Kindergartener Sophia. "I was Thing 2." After creating the Dr. Seuss craft, the kindergarteners and third graders got to spend time with each other and read a few books. If you happen to be in Mintoney, be sure to look at the projects outside of Ms. Overbay’s  and Mrs.Tilley's classrooms.

Miss O with  a child painting his hand.
children reading
Buddies drawing together
Girls working together
group work