Friday, March 15, 2013

Dr. Seuss

We have been having a Seusstastic March!  This morning as part of our Read Across America month we had a school wide stop, drop and read.  Students and teachers across the building stopped everything we were doing and just read.  1st graders took out their favorite book, found a quiet comfy spot and read.
1st graders and our Kindergarten buddies have been using the month to share our love of reading.  For Dr. Seuess' birthday we met and listened to the story Cat in the Hat read to us by the very famous Justin Beiber.  Who knew he made school visits? Afterwards, 1st graders and their buddies read their favorite Dr. Seuss books together.

Today, we met with our buddies again and read The Cat and the Hat Comes Back.  1st graders and their K-Buddy then filled in a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the two books.  Mrs. Newton and I were so impressed with how stupendous their work came out.

Another part of Read Across America in Room 116 was a QR hunt 1st graders took around the classroom with all of our Dr. Seuss knowledge.  Students worked in pairs to scan the QR codes with the iPads.  Once they scanned the QR code it brought them to a Dr. Seuss question that they needed to work together to answer.  There was lots of Dr. Seuss trivia.  Do you know where Dr. Seuss was born or what the first book he ever wrote was?  How about the number of words in Green Eggs and Ham?  If not, ask your first grader to help.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr. Seuss

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