March 3-7, 2014 is Read Across America week – a Seussical celebration kicking off a week of reading across the nation as students, parents, teachers and community memeber together share their love of reading. All week I will be giving away Cat in the Hat stickers, Dr. Seuss bookmarks and celebrating the importance of reading here, there and everywhere!
The Bulldog Readers will kick off the week with a Cat in the Hat Day on Monday, March 3, 2014 for the 17th annual Read Across America Day. Students are encouraged to wear red and white to school. Please have your children leave their fun hat at home, as the Cat in the Hat red and white hats can become a distraction for learning in the classroom.
Tuesday is Rhyming Day. Any student who brings me a paper with 5 original rhyming sentences will receive a prize. Again, the sentences need to be original material, so we don’t violate any copyright/plagarism rules. An example of a rhyming sentence is The fat cat sat on the flat hat.
Wednesday is World Read Aloud Day. This will be the third year we have participated with the LitWorld organization.World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.
As a special treat on World Read Aloud Day, we will be Skyping with two authors: Kim Baker, author of Pickle and Tara Lazar, author of The Monstore.
Thursday, is our traditional Green Eggs and Ham Day!
Everyone is encouraged to wear orange and green. Then lunchtime will include a little creative fun! District -wide the lunchrooms will be serving green eggs and ham with a special Dr. Seuss birthday cookie. Even our cooks will be dressed up for the day and you might see Cat in the Hat stop by!
Friday is Socks Day! In honor of Fox in Socks, everyone is invited to wear some fun, colorful socks to school. I’m telling kids to find something already in their closet- no pressure to buy new socks for Friday.
I hope everyone – students, family and staff will remember that Reading is Fun and Important!
“The More that you Read.
The more Things you will Know.
The More that you Learn,
the more Places you’ll Go.”
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
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If you are a BulldogReader, go onto my Library Haiku page and take the Favorite Dr. Seuss book poll!