Dr. Seuss Week 2012
Mrs. Corban and Ms. Shelton
Someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not…
This sentiment is just as true about our parents/teachers helping our kids learn how to read well as it is about taking care of our Earth. This is the driving force behind Dr. Seuss Week.
Read Across America/ Dr Seuss Family Reading Night 2012
We joined schools from all across the nation holding Read Across America / Dr Seuss Family Reading Night on Monday, February 27, to honor Dr. Seuss. Seventy-nine students and family members joined together in the gym to read. Many wore their pajamas and sat with their pillows and blankets on the floor while they read. Thanks to all the families who made the special effort to show their kids how important reading is.
Mrs. Corban was available to give parents tips and advice on the best ways to read with their children. Hand outs were available on reading and other school related topics. Fresh popcorn and punch were the bed-time snack. All students were given a bookmark and a pencil after the door-prize drawing.
The computer lab was open so that students and parents could take optional Accelerated Reader (AR) quizzes on the books that they had read. Parents had requested knowing more about AR so this was a very good opportunity to allow them to see it first hand.
A student from each grade-level won an age appropriate Dr. Seuss book in our door-prize drawing. Student winners were:
PreK- Zach Arnett, K- Addisyn Rock, 1- Jonathan Tammen,
2- Nina Gudino, 3- Elise Bruner
The parent / guardian winners from each grade-level each received a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card. Parent winners were:
PreK- Sharie Schuette, K-Rita Mauricio, 1- Denise Hall,
2- Bonnie Gudino, 3- Toni Tammen
The Title I Reading school sponsors for Dr. Seuss Days and/or Family Reading Night were Mrs. Corban, Ms. Shelton, Mrs. Mohler, and Ms. Wahls.
Mrs. Julie Ahern was the Early Impressions sponsor.
Parents reading to and with their students will help children
develop a “reading habit” that will last a lifetime!
Dr. Seuss Week 2012
Tri-Point Lower Elementary in Kempton celebrated Dr. Seuss Week February 27 through March 2, 2012. We spent five days focusing on connecting the literacy skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking with the books of Dr. Seuss. All of his books have the rhyme and repetition needed to make readers successful while not becoming bored while reading. This is his writing trademark.
Monday we celebrated Pajama Day, with I’m Not Going to Get Up Today and The Sleep Book as the theme books. Most of our students and faculty wore their pajamas and slippers or sweats to “Get Comfortable with Reading.” The theme also carried over into our Family Reading Night Monday evening in the gym.
Tuesday, Rainbow Color Day, had My Many ColoredDays, The Shape of Me, and Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book as the theme books. The students/faculty in each class wore their class color and together we made up a rainbow.
Wednesday, Mixed-Up Sock and Shoe Day, had Wacky Wednesday, The Foot Book, and Fox in Socks as the theme books. The students and staff came up with some very creative ways to wear mismatched shoes and socks. The students were reading to “Get a Foot Up on Reading.” All students received a Dr. Seuss bookmark on this day to make sure they kept their place in this “mixed-up” world.
Thursday, Green Day, had our halls full of green clothing on students and faculty alike. The featured books were the all time favorites - Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Everyone had a favorite.
Friday was Hat Day in honor of the Cat himself. The Cat in the Hat was the focus book along with the theme, “Hats Off to Reading!” The students / staff were allowed to wear their favorite hats today. They were given Cat in the Hat pencils in honor of Dr. Seuss’s easy to read book with 236 kid-friendly words that young readers can successfully read on their own.
This was also our Third-Grade Readers Day. Nine third-graders volunteered to read a Dr. Seuss book to each of our classes at some time during the day. The volunteers were Mackenzie Lancaster, Kala Graves, Hanna Wahls, Alexis Frigo, Chase Cathcart, Jordan Tammen, Paul Langer, Aaron Hughes, and Dylan Light. The titles read were – In a People House, The Foot Book, Hop on Pop, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Sneetches. “HATS OFF” to our Third-grade readers for the time and effort they put into practicing so they could read with such fluency and expression!
Ms. Shelton had the students explore The Dr. Seuss website at http://seusville.com during computer labs. They learned fun facts about Dr. Seuss and got to use the learning activities provided at this site.
Mrs. Meister helped the third-graders make the pages to their very own Dr. Seuss-like ABC books. Second-graders made Yertle the Turtle pictures with their names. The first-graders had pictures for Horton Hatches the Egg. Kindergarten made Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat. Check them our in our Kempton Art Room.
The Dr. Seuss Reading Spree was held all 5 days with students filling out an entry slip for each book that they read or was read to them. 647 books were read during these 5 days! The winners from each classroom received an age appropriate Dr. Seuss book. The Dr. Seuss Reading Spree winners were:
PreK – Madison McNeil & Dylan Perona
Kind – Natileigh McMillan
1A – Kyra Cathcart 1B – Dakota Satterfield
2A – Raven Ogle 2B – Raven Smith
3A – Aly Essington 3B – Emily Craig
It was a fun week of learning!