Celebrate Read Across America 2021!

2021 Themes and Literature Extension Activities!!

Ready, Set, Read!!!

We are excited to celebrate a nation of diverse readers!! We will offer our students again this year, an opportunity to build upon their own character and self-worth as well as develop an appreciation of others.Each day there will be a character theme that goes along with a children's picture book. Guest readers will pre-record a read-aloud of a story to share with the classes. Activities targeted at certain grade level will be planned for each day of the week (Monday-Thursday). In addition, a "Book Sampling" of Dr. Seuss books as well as other notable children's books will be featured with art activities, literature extension activities and dress-up opportunities for the students to get immersed in a culture of reading. Growing readers that choose reading for pleasure and learning..Look for the daily read alouds and other resources in your Schoology classroom as well as your Library Schoology!! Ready, Set, Read!!!!

Ms. Little's Special Programming by Grade Level:

Teachers, I will need your assistance with these activities. Times will be announced for individual classrooms and activities will be outdoors on specified days (with the exception of the pre-recorded storytimes hosted by mystery readers.)

Monday, March 1st: Theme "Foster Inclusiveness" Mystery Reader: TBA

PreK-Kindergarten students will participate in a literature extension activity to go along with the book, "Just Ask!" by Sonia Sotomayor.

Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful.

Dress-Up: Overalls, hats and boots!!! We are planting a flower garden!!!! Don't forget your wacky, mix-matched socks to go along with "Fox in Socks" by Dr. Seuss.

Tuesday, March 2nd: Theme: "Building Community" The first and second grade students will read "A New Kind of Wild" by Zara Gonzalez Hoang. Mystery Reader: TBA Students will engage in reading, talking, and sharing to build a community where they all feel seen, heard and validated. As a follow-up activity, students will decorate rocks with inspirational messages to hide around the school grounds to build a positive culture.

Dress-Up: Mo Willem's book series " Piggy and Elephant" is a great example of friendship and togetherness. Partner up with a friend to dress up as a pair. Example: Mouse and Cookie from Laura Numeroff's "If you Give a Mouse a Cookie," Thing 1, Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat"; Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat; Be creative!!! We will celebrate Friendship Day and "I love to Read Day" for Dr. Seuss's Birthday!!!!

Wednesday, March 3rd: Theme: "Develop Passion and Perseverance" Third and fourth grade students will enjoy the book, "Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando. Mystery Reader: TBA

Books help students explore, inspire interests, and launch investigations. Let's explore the world around us!!!

Dress-Up: Students can dress up like their favorite food. You may choose green eggs and ham from Dr. Seuss's book, "Green Eggs & Ham" or some other literature inspired food or just go with your favorite food or Dr. Seuss hat!!!

Thursday, March 4th: Theme: Theme: "Inspire Stewardship" Fifth grade students will listen to a read aloud of "We are Water Protectors" by Carole Lindstrom. Mystery Reader: TBA

We hope to inspire students to see their place in the natural world. We will use books and poetry to explore, interpret, and connect with nature. We will have a surprise mystery reader!!

Dress-Up: Dress up as your future career, dream job, hobby or destination!!!! Inspire students to have the perseverance and determination to reach their goals and dreams!!!!

This goes along well with "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss.

Copy of Read Across America Reading Rooms for Schoology

Additional resources to include in your schoology resources for next week. There are several to choose from. Simply choose the slide that is appropriate for your grade level and make a copy of it and then make it shareable with anyone with the link. Let me know if I can assist you with this! Thanks! Temple


Teach Positive Character and Life Lessons with Dr. Seuss!!!!