Sunday, February 26, 2017

What Are You Doing for Dr. Seuss Week?

I can't believe February is almost over and March will be here next week!  In fact Thursday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday.  Our school will celebrate this beloved children's author with a full week of Seuss-like fun!


  • On Monday, students will wear a hat and bring their favorite Dr. Seuss book to read during reading.  Our principal will read The Cat in the Hat to each grade level.  
  • Tuesday will be crazy sock day and we will read Fox in Socks.  
  • Of course Wednesday will be Wacky Wednesday, and all the children will dress in their wackiest of outfits.  
  • Thursday students will wear green for Green Eggs and Ham.  
  • On Friday, we're all wearing our favorite college shirt along with reading Oh, The Places You'll Go book.   
Dr. Seuss's birthday coincides with Read Across America Day, so I really wanted my kiddos to have as many books written by Dr. Seuss as possible.  I was so disappointed when I found that I only had 7 or 8 in my classroom.  So I went to our media center and found only 2 that were not already check out by students or teachers. With only about 10 books, it didn't look like we were going to do much Dr. Seuss reading at all... and then I had an idea!




I would make QR codes linking to books that could be read with an iPad!  I worked on this for several days and when I was done, I had 20 books linked to videos which showed the words, in most cases, on the iPad screen, as well as the sound of someone reading the story aloud!
This increased our library so much that every child had access to plenty of Dr. Seuss books at the same time!



As you can see, last year my kiddos enjoyed traditional books 
as well as our new access to read alongs with our brand new QR Codes!


My students were so engaged and excited to get to read so many great treasures by Dr. Seuss!  We actually used these all throughout the week.  If you are interested in checking out the set, you can click on the link below and download a preview.




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