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*Good morning LM_NETTERS*
*Several days ago I sent a request for ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss'
birthday next week and got many great suggestions. I'm sharing my
suggestions wih the rest of the listserv.   Thanks to all those who emailed
Our activities at my preK-8 private school include:

1.  A skit on the Morning Announcements about Dr. Seuss and Read Across
America Day (find in the LM_NET archives - I adapted for our school).
2.  School-wide “Stop, Drop and Read”:  Everyone (teachers included) will
read silently from 8:05-8:20 a.m.
3.  Door Decoration Contest:  Students, Faculty, and Office Staff  are
invited to vote for favorites.
4.  Cupcakes (with green frosting) will be served to all students at lunch
in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Green Eggs and Ham.
5.  Guest Reader Program:  We have invited special Guest Readers to read
their favorite Dr. Seuss books.  The classes (Pre-K through 4th) will rotate
to each classroom and hear a different Dr. Seuss book. (This will take about
80 minutes.)
6.  Students can dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.  Students will
also produce a written assignment about the character/book.
7. Sixth grade students will perform a rap version of One Fish, Two Fish,
Red Fish, Blue Fish for the lower grades.

Most of the lower grade teachers and I will be dressed as Things (blue wigs,
red t-shirts with a white felt Thing logo, and khaki pants).

Here is the text of the letter that went home to lower grade parents:

Dear Parents,
          On March 2nd we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read
Across America Day.  We have a lot of exciting activities planned for all of
the children.  A Dr. Seuss skit, Mystery Guest Readers, and a variety of
literature-based experiences will be a part of this day.  The cafeteria is
even going to provide a special treat for all of the students in the school.
          One activity will be an oral book report on a favorite Seuss
character.  Each student needs to pick a character by Monday, February
22nd.  Please help your child choose a character and return the slip below
by 2/22/10.  We will write the rough drafts of the reports in class on
February 22nd, and your child will bring home this practice copy.  Each
student needs to have a visual aid for this report.  Students may make a
poster depicting their characters, or they may dress as their characters for
the entire day.  Costumes should be made from “found” materials (please do
not order a special costume for your child or spend a lot of money).
         Thank you for your assistance with this “Seussical”

Hope this helps!

Debbie Lambeth-Jones
St. Charles School
Port Charlotte, FL

 I do a big Dr. Seuss celebration each year during morning announcements.
Another teacher and I are going to dress up as the characters in Green Eggs
and Ham and read the book. I also have a parent who will dress up as Cat in
the Hat and two students dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2. I will do an
overview of Read Across America, read G.E.A.H,. sing Happy Birthday to
Sam-I-Am (book turns 50 this year) and/or Dr. Seuss, and pass out bookmarks
as students leave the gym.
Hope this helps. Will look forward to seeing the ideas you receive.
Thanks in advance.

Glenda Burks, Librarian
Milam Magnet Elementary
The Visual and Performing Arts School
640 College
Odessa, TX 79761
432-337-1561 (School)
432-334-0703 (Library)
432-334-0705 (FAX)

Hi Angela,
I recruited six kids to read Green Eggs and Ham during our morning meeting.
They're going to be paired up and one person will take the part of Sam I am
and one will take the part of the fussy eater.

Amy Gillespie
Hill Top Preparatory School
737 S Ithan Ave
Rosemont, PA 19010

HAve people pick their favorite book and read it outloud. Show some of the
movies to go with the books the Grinhc, Seuss on the loose, The Lorax, etc.
have a Seuss themed party with treats and posters of character. Do a seuss
trivi where you ask student what his real name was and otehr information
thye would have to look up. good Luck.

Breanna Cardinal

We're having guest readers from the community – mayor, firefighters, etc.,
read in the classrooms.
I'll be wearing my Cat in the Hat hat and tie.
I'll be reading Green Eggs and Ham (50th anniversary) to my Monday classes.

Joanne Ladewig  (A.K.A. "Library Lady")
Library Media Tech
Lawrence Elementary, GGUSD
Garden Grove, California

We have our Principal and Assistant Principal read "Green Eggs and Ham" -one
reads the part of Sam I Am and the other reads the responses - to all our
Kindergartners (300+) after they have a breakfast of Green Eggs and Ham
served by our cafeteria staff.
Throughout the day I play a selection of Dr. Seuss favorites on video over
the school TV network. Teachers can choose to watch whichever they want,
whenever it works for them.
I have am preparing posters of Dr. Seuss characters, will leave a hole where
the face should be and photograph the Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders
with their faces in their choice of character. I intend to run these photos
on our "scrolling bulletin board" throughout the week.
I will be reading "Fox in socks" and other tricky read-alouds to my classes
and will provide word searches for the students to complete after check out.
We have a Dad who is a great PTA volunteer who is searching for a "Cat in
the Hat" costume. If he finds one, he'll greet our students as they arrive
for school in the morning and will be on our morning news program.

Marcia Russo
Library/Media Specialist
Laurel Hill Primary School
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

I finally finished my Seuss newsletter for the kids to take home on
Thursday.  It lets parents know what we are doing.  I am attaching the
newsletter and sending it to you all and hoping it goes through (it's
25MB).  It is in MS Word format.

Tony Pope

This is the Seuss Activity Sheet that I am sending home with the Seuss
Newsletter on Thursday.  I haven't done this before, so hope I have a lot of
the families to participate.

Did any of you  not receive the newsletter I sent prior to this e-mail?  It
may not have went through...even though it was only two pages, was a large
file due to graphics.

TonyThis is what we do. It's a big hit and I try to go around and take lots
of pictures to put on the news in the mornings.

Shelley Struble, Media Specialist
Boulder Bluff Elementary
400 Judy Drive
Goose Creek, SC  29445<>
Media Center website

 We are having our book fair so I am integrating some of the ideas that were
shared by Shelley Struble earlier this year - having students dress to
celebrate different titles.    We are also having a trivia contest daily and
I used facts about Dr. Seuss for my questions.
You could give away a small prize to the homeroom that has the highest % of
those who dress up - I put all of the correct trivia answers into a box and
draw out 1 winner each day.
Have a good week!

 Leck Mason Goodnough, M.L.I.S. M. Ed.
Information Technology Specialist
Watkins-Nance Elementary School
2525 Barhamville Road
Columbia, SC 29204
Mail Code: 394
(803) 733-4321
Fax: (803) 733-4332

*Angela Williams*
*School Librarian*
*McKissick Elementary School*
*Easley, SC*
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*Angela Williams*


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