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Read Across America!

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March 2, 2016 by funservicesnc

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 

Today many schools around the country are celebrating reading and having fun!  One of our sons “Dressed for Success” and one dressed wacky for “Wacky Wednesday”.  Throughout the week there will be “Drop Everything and Read” moments, hat making, and lots of read-alouds.  As a former librarian, Dr. Seuss’s birthday is such a fun time of year to promote reading and the love of learning. Of course it’s important (and fun) to promote reading throughout the year. Below are some ideas to get you started:

Read-a-thon: Tally up the number of pages the school reads for a day or for a week!

Book Exchange: Have you students bring in gently used books to exchange with each other.

Literacy Night: Have families come and “Chill Out and Read”.  Serve popsicles or snow cones. Perfect for the end of the school year. Another theme option could be “Curl up and Read” and families wear their pajamas…a favorite for the winter months.

Favorite Character Day: Students dress up as their favorite book character.  Adding a parade of students through the halls would be fun

Book Buddies: Partner an upper grade class with a lower grade class.  Younger students can practice reading with their older buddy.

These are just a few ideas.  Another terrific idea resource is the National Education Association’s Activity site, http://www.nea.org/grants/activity-ideas.htm.

Have FUN and happy reading!

 

 

 

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