Monday, March 2, 2009

Read Across America Day 2009

Dr. Seuss would have been proud of our festivities for the day. In fact, he would have wanted to spend the day doing all the fun things we did to celebrate one of the most famous children's authors of all time. We started the day with green eggs and ham. YUM! Really, some ate more than others. Mr. Meeks and Mr. Weir joined us as guest readers to read their favorite stories. Ms. Arlene joined us after lunch with a fun story of Silly Tilly. Thank you so much for spending part of the day with us and we loved hearing your stories. I read the Cat in the Hat to the class and we made hats. Crazy socks were all around. I just loved the goldfish ones and I have to say the most creative award went to Morgyn for those googly eyes soocks!Thanks for looking so cute!We completed a goldfish graphing activity after hearing part of One Fish, Two Fish, Red fish, Blue Fish. Ashley and Paul brought in a super cute snack of Dr. Seuss hats made from a vanilla wafer, icing, and gummy life savers. Our Scholastic News for the month came with a small booklet about Dr. Seuss and so we read that together and talked many of his books. We sang happy birthday and enjoyed a cookie cake. Our class donated a Dr. Seuss book, autographed by the class, to a newborn baby today at Halifax Hospital. It was our pleasure to share the joy of reading with a new friend. My hope is when your child recognizes a Dr. Seuss book, they will enjoy happy memories of this day.

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