March 2nd is Theodore Geisel's (Dr. Seuss) Birthday. It is celebrated nationwide as Read Across America Day. Classrooms all over the country will be doing lots of great literacy based activities to honor Dr. Seuss and celebrate the joy of reading.
What will we be doing in my room? I am not quite sure yet - I haven't figured it out completely. It will include:
* A reader's theater production of Green Eggs and Ham performed by both me and hopefully another teacher at my site.
* A Dr. Seuss Read Aloud rotation. All of the second grade kids will rotate from class to class in second grade. (The kids move the teachers stay) In each room the kids will hear a different Dr. Seuss book.
* Each student will receive a Dr. Seuss candy bar. (I found a very cool candy bar wrapper template that I personalized for my kids at my school. I will just take the Hershey bar wrapper off and slip this one on - How cool is that?)
That is it so far - I am working on a writing activity as well as an art activity. I need ideas. I hate doing the same things over and over again and want something fresh.