“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” One of my favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss! We celebrated him yesterday, March 2nd, which is his birthday and the beginning of Read Across America Week! It’s always a super fun day for us at school. We always have “celebrity” readers come and read to us and we do fun activities that have to do with the famous Dr. Seuss. Below are some fun things that we did!
Alabama’s Secretary of State, John Merrill was our celebrity reader today! I was fortunate to have him come to my class last year and read as well. My students always love having him. He is quite tall, so the dominant questions that are always asked are, “How tall are you?!” along with, “Did you play basketball in college?!” He read President Jimmy Carter’s book, The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer. It has such a great message to it (which my students caught onto very quickly since we have been working so hard on theme!). Needless to say, my students thoroughly enjoyed his visit.
Did you know that Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss was written by using only 50 words?! My students and I really had to put our brains together as we read this book and found the 50 words used. Once we made our discovery, my students wrote their own stories with either the 50 words Dr. Seuss used or their own 50 words. This was such a fun activity!
Next, we did some research on Dr. Seuss using www.suessville.com and then created Keynotes (kind of like PowerPoint for the iPad) with what we found! Loved seeing all the different presentations!
And as if I thought today wasn’t crazy enough, we ended the day by making Thing 1 and Thing 2 with our handprints! They are still drying and not completely done yet. I’ll post a better picture when they are finished. 😃
And here are a few pictures with some of my fabulous co-workers!
What did you guys do to celebrate Dr. Seuss??!