Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Reading Celebrations

I am joining Cara at Teaching My Calling for a Read Across America activity. On February 27 our classes are going to Skype. Her class will read One Fish, Two Fish.. My class is reading The Lorax to her class.  My class has Skyped with other classrooms before, but they are very excited about meeting her students and sharing a favorite Dr. Seuss book.

At our school, we celebrate reading throughout the month of March. Our theme this year is Hawaiian Luau. We have a Family Reading Night with staff reading favorite books to several hundred children. We provide dinner and many children come dressed in pajamas, ready for a bedtime story. We also have a Scholastic Book Fair during that week. On another night during the month, our PTO hosts a carnival with games as another way to celebrate family time that doesn't involve television.

 On March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, my students will be joining others across America as we try to pass Accelerated Reading's record of tests taken on one day.  Last year students took over two million tests.  Are you participating in the Coast to Coast Accelerated Reading Quiz Taking Challenge, or do you celebrate March is Reading Month? I would love to hear about your plans.

--Marcia



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