Read Across America Week!

February 29 - March 4

Our special week is coming soon!

During the week of February 29-March 4, we will be celebrating reading and, of course, Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2). We have lots of fun activities planned for you and your students! See below for more details!

What can YOU do for this week?

*Decorate your hallway! Talk with your teammates and come up with a crazy or colorful Seuss theme to decorate your hallway! It's always fun to get students involved, so display student projects, artwork, and more to "Seuss Up" your learning area!

*Participate in the Spirit Week!

Flyers will be sent home soon, but a quick sneak peek at each dress up day:

Monday (29th): READing shirt - pick your best shirt that shows alphabets, letters, positive reading messages, book characters, and more to celebrate reading!

Tuesday (1st): Crazy Hat/Hair Day: wear your crazy Seuss hat, Seuss up your hair, or just come up with something crazy of your own!

Wednesday (2nd): In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, it's DRESS AS YOUR FAVORITE SEUSS CHARACTER DAY! To celebrate all who dress up and to show off our Seussy attitudes, we'll be parading around the school with our costumes! More details below!

Thursday (3rd): Wear Your Grinchiest Green!

Friday (4th): Relax like a llama in your pajamas!

*Of course, be sure to read more about Dr. Seuss and other favorite authors in your classroom read aloud during the week! There are some great authors out there who have been inspired by Dr. Seuss or reflect his zaniness in their own work: Shel Silverstein, Jerry Spinelli, Dan Gutman, Jim Benton, Bill Martin, Eric Carle, and more! Not sure what to read? Stop by the library and get inspired by one of the books in our window display!

What ELSE is planned for the week?

In the library, we'll be learning about different authors, like the great Seuss, and participating in fun activities such as:

*estimate the amount of fish in the bowl (winners announced at Fox Summit on Friday)

*fun Seussy photo booth in the library (feel free to come snap some pics of your own!)

*guess the quote bulletin board in the front atrium

*Reading incentive bookmarks

*Seussy charades

*create your own Seuss hat

and more!

Super Special Parade News!

At 2:20 on Wednesday, March 2nd, we'll be calling all students who dressed up to participate in our parade! Students will report to the library. At 2:30, everyone is invited to cheer on our participants outside their classroom as we parade by!


In celebration of the Iditarod, (the annual sled dog race in Alaska that commemorates not only the tradition and importance of this form of transportation, but also to honor those from the 1925 Great Serum Race to Nome), we will be hosting a race right here in our school! No dogs necessary! Students will be learning and reviewing about the Iditarod during Library Resource the week of Feb 15-19.

Each grade level is a team. Each team needs to track how many pages it reads each day. This includes independent reading, reading groups, and read alouds! Each student reader counts! Send an update each afternoon to Chrissy Youel and we'll update the board in the hallway outside the teacher workroom. Let's see who can race to the finish first!

PreK/Specials Team: Johnson, Peach, Cordone, Ruggles, Bright, Morrett

The race starts on February 29th! Are you ready?

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