read across america
Every year on or around March 2nd (the famous children's author Dr. Seuss' birthday), the nation celebrates "Read Across America" day. This day was established to encourage and promote a love for reading. In conjunction with this day, your son/daughter participated in a variety of reading-related activities throughout the week. Please enjoy the photos below of our fun!
Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!!
To celebrate "Read Across America Week" we did a variety of activities centered around several different Dr. Seuss books. We began the week by reading a non-fiction book about Dr. Seuss. We learned that he wasn't a doctor AND that Seuss wasn't really his name! We listened to the first story he ever wrote which was And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. The day that we read The Cat in the Hat, we made some silly "Thing" headbands and used blue frosting to practice writing our sight words on graham crackers. Of course, we enjoyed them for a snack when we were finished! On One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish day, we sorted, graphed, and ate goldfish crackers. We had an egg hunt on the day we read Green Eggs and Ham.
We started our Wednesday morning by reading the book Wacky Wednesday where everything is a little mixed up! The kids had to find 10 things in our classroom that were also a little wacky. They recorded the things they found on their worksheet by either writing or drawing a picture. They found pictures and sight words turned upside down, chairs switched around backwards, everyone's clip started the day on yellow instead of green, baskets were on the wrong tables, numbers on the calendar and hundreds chart mixed up, and the frog on our door was even upside down! We had children that came to school dressed very WACKY as well! It was a crazy mixed up day!!