Thursday, March 3, 2016

Read Across America Day

Wednesday, March 2 was NEA’s Read Across America Day 2016, the 19th annual celebration of reading that honors the March 2nd birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss.  This celebration was created to encourage children to read and to build a nation of readers.  
Due to school cancellation yesterday our class participated in the celebration of reading today.  Of course, the number one way we participated was to read. Students read Dr. Seuss and other books.  We had several read alouds as well.  We colored and wore Dr. Seuss hats for the day.  A couple of our reading activities involved labeling the Cat in the Hat parts and filling in the rhyming words in a Green Eggs and Ham chart.  At math time we used a 100 number chart and created a picture of the Cat in the Hat by identifying and coloring numbers certain colors.  Each student in our class received a book as a gift to celebrate Read Across America Day.
These activities were a great way to emphasize the importance of reading and make our first day back from vacation special!