Read Across America Week

February 25-March 2, 2013

Monday, Feb. 25th- Bookmark Contest

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Saturday, March 2nd, students are invited to design a bookmark with a Dr. Seuss theme. Students may pick up a template in the library and turn their design in to Mrs. Watts by Friday, March 1. The winning design will be printed on a bookmark for the students in that grade level.

Tuesday, Feb. 26th- Class Quilt Square

Classes choose their favorite book from the year and create one quilt square for the class including title, author, and a picture. Cardboard will be provided to the teachers and quilt squares will be turned in to Mrs. Watts to construct a “quilt” to be displayed in the front of the school.

Wednesday, Feb. 27th- Hat Day

Dr. Seuss had hundreds of hats, which he would choose from to wear as his “thinking cap” when creating stories. Students can wear a hat to school to show off what their future career might be or that says something about them right now, such as a team they enjoy or club they are part of.

Thursday, Feb. 28th- MYP Buddy Readers

MYP leadership students will read a Dr. Seuss book to PYP classes in the afternoon. At 2:15 p.m., a student reader will visit an assigned PYP classroom to read to the class.

Friday, March 1st- Character Parade (Grades K&1)

Students in kindergarten and first grade will dress up as a favorite storybook character and participate in a parade at 9:00 a.m. in the downstairs hallway.

Saturday, March 2nd- Library Birthday Celebration- 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Come and Go)

March 2, 2013 is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to most people as Dr. Seuss. In conjunction with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Alice Mae Kelley, daughter of kindergarten teacher Catherine Kelley will be celebrating her first birthday. As a future student of Imagine International Academy, Alice Mae’s birthday celebration will benefit the Imagine Library, and the entire school community is invited. Light snacks will be served, and the Cat in the Hat will make an appearance at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of gifts, Alice Mae is accepting new hardback book donations for the library or monetary donations, which can be made through www.titlewish.com. A wishlist of books for the library is available at http://schoollibraryexchange.org.