Friday, March 2, 2012

Read Across America Day is Here!

     Read Across America Day is here! The birthday of The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss will be celebrated across our country on March 2. It is officially sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA.) You can visit the link here for ideas. If you are on Facebook, there is a page from NEA dedicated to the day as well.  You can find the official Dr. Seuss Books page on Facebook, too. Also, Read Across America Day from the NEA is on Twitter.

     Do you have a special person coming to read to your class? It can be anyone from a parent, a fellow teacher, administrator, a regular volunteer, or a special member of the community. Our Mayor, Clyde Haulmanm and our Vice-Mayor, Paul Freiling, are among 15 special visitors scheduled to visit our school on March 2! We are so happy to host them all!  I will take plenty of photos (that do not identify children) to share after the event. I will also show pics of cute Dr. Seuss themed projects, writing pieces, and decorations. 

More To Explore:
  • Be sure to follow me on Pinterest and check out my board for Dr. Seuss projects, websites, and creative ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday! (

  • Dr. Seuss Official Website: Visit Seussville for fun inspired by the classic books from Dr. Seuss. The teacher page also can give you a fun inspiration or two during these cold winter months. :)  

  • For older kids, you can share Hooray for Diffendoofer Day (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1998). This text was created from work of Dr. Seuss and completed by the duo of Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith.  A neat feature of the text is the additional information provided about the book's creation after the end of the story. Here is a lesson plan of ideas to use with this book provided on the Dr. Seuss site. I have a copy available to borrow! Of course, I have a big collection of Dr. Seuss's classics that I'm happy to lend out, too. :)

    Happy Read Across America Day everyone!

    Dr. Denise Johnson of the College of William and Mary Shared Hooray for Diffendoofer Day in 2011.

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