Monday, February 27, 2017

READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY ACTIVITIES


Read Across America Day is this week, and my kiddos are super excited about it! We love Dr. Seuss! If you're looking for some fun and easy ideas to do this week, I've got you covered :) Here are some of the things that we will be doing.

MY ADVENTURE WITH THE CAT IN THE HAT

The Cat in the Hat always takes the kids on fun adventures where they learn about the amazing things in our world! For this activity, kids imagine that they could go on an adventure with Cat. First, ask the kids what they would want to learn about. Have them jot down some notes, such as:


  • What topic would you learn about?
  • Where would Cat take you?
  • What would you do there?
  • Who would you meet?
  • How long would you stay there?


Once they have all of their ideas, students, write their adventure story. Depending on the age and writing level of your students, choose the number of sentences or paragraphs they should write. My kids wrote their stories on lined paper (about half of a sheet) and then glued them to the bottom of a sheet of construction paper. Then they drew an illustration of their story on white paper and glued it above the story.

Here is an example that was done by a first grader.



WACKY WEDNESDAY

Dr. Seuss is all about silliness, and this is the perfect week to bring out the fun and silliness in our students! Kids love being goofy and expressing their silly sides, so take a day this week to embrace it.  It can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be.

Here are Some Ideas

  • Wear shirts inside out or backwards
  • Wear mismatching socks or shoes
  • Have a crazy hair day
  • Draw pictures of Dr. Seuss characters and tape them to shirts
  • Paint nails different colors
  • Do your school day in reverse order
  • Talk like a Dr. Seuss character during a lesson or subject time

HORTON HEARS A...

After reading Horton Hears a Who, play a game of telephone. Students sit in a circle. One of the students makes up a sentence. The sentence is something that he thinks Horton might hear. The student whispers the sentence to the person next to him. Then that student whispers the same thing to the next person, and so on until it comes to the last person. The last person says the sentence out loud, and the person who started it tells everyone whether or not it is correct. Kids always think it's hilarious to hear how much the sentence changes after going all the way around the circle. I hope you and your kiddos have fun celebrating this week!



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