21.2.15

You Oughta Know About Read Across America Week!

It's time for another "You Oughta Know" blog hop with Mrs. McClain!
This month I think you oughta know about 
"Read Across America!"
With all the snow and ice that has fallen over the state of Kentucky it is hard to believe that spring is right around the corner, but March will be here in just a short 8 days!  One of the first signs of spring for me is "Read Across America" week.  
In our school we celebrate reading and Dr. Seuss with a week full of fun activities!  We have guest readers from the community in classrooms every day.  Children are encouraged to dress in fun and silly ways just like the characters in Dr. Seuss's books.  Students compete to read the most minutes at home throughout the week.  
New this year we are having a book swap!  All children are encouraged to bring in a used book to trade with another friend.  I am so excited about this new activity.  It encourages sharing, talking about books, reading, and, best of all, it doesn't cost a dime!  
My kids love all the fun Dr. Seuss activities I've found online.  
You can check out a few here:
Visit PBS Kids!

Visit Random House Kids!

Visit Seussville!
I'm really excited to use my new theme activities for "Read Across America," too!  It's aligned to ELA Common Core for grades K, 1st, & 2nd and includes a story book about fact/opinion, an organizer and publishing template for an opinion piece, and more!
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How does your school celebrate 
"Read Across America?"


2 comments:

  1. This is definitely one of my favorite weeks all year! Thanks so much for sharing your great finds!
    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

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  2. I love the idea of a book swap! Thanks for sharing this idea and thanks for joining the blog hop :-)

    Jasmine
    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

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