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March 2, 2017


One book, two books.

Old books, new books.


Some are short and funny, too.

Some are long like a size twelve shoe.


Magic happens in a book.

Turn the page and take a look.



Books can fly you to the moon

Just by riding on a spoon.


Happy, sad, or full of flair

Books can take you anywhere.

So …

Grab a book and grab a friend.

Read a book until the end.


It’s Read Across America Day!

Do you know what Dr. Seuss would say?


“The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”




What Reading Looks Like

March 9, 2012

A week ago, our school celebrated Read Across America Day. A morning assembly welcomed everyone to the event. After some background information about Dr. Seuss was shared, the teachers wowed the students with an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! We were a Seussical hit! And so was our all-school read-in in the gym where we exercised our reading abilities.

Here are the many different ways of reading.

Face down.

Face up.


Criss-cross applesauce.

In a line.

In pairs.

Reading aloud.

Standing up. Sitting down.

Book reader. E-reader.

Even the lunch ladies got into the spirit of Read Across America Day.

Lunch menu:  One Fish, Two Fish Sticks, Grinch Green Beans, Ten Apple Slices, and Yink’s Pink Ink Drink.

It was Seuss-a-licious day!

Read Across America Day!

March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

It’s time to pick those books up and read, read, read!

My Dogs Are Barking

February 28, 2012

Ow! Ow! Ow! My feet hurt. Shoes are out! No Jimmy Choo shoes. No five-inch heels. Maybe some designer orthopedic shoes. Or how about some advice from Dr. Seuss and The Foot Book? How about some duck feet? Now there’s an idea.

It all began when I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew. On my way I saw a Fox in Socks, The Cat in the Hat, and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! Now you know why my feet hurt. I had to Hop on Pop to get home.


Dr. Seuss had a truckload of fantastical ideas. Oh, the Things You Can Think! and Oh, the Places You’ll Go when you read one of his books. And you’ll meet an array of zany characters – Brown Bar-ba-loots, Zizzy Zozzfozzel, Foo-Foo the Snoo, the Fuddnuddler Brothers, and the Nizzards – just to name a few.  

Friday, March second, is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day! It’s a good day to visit Seussville for some reading fun.

Now it’s time to rest my tootsies and read Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book. Ahhhhh…

Reading Rocks!

March 4, 2011

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ─ Dr. Seuss

The best thing about Read Across America Day on Wednesday was the silence – the silence that took place when everyone had a book in hand and was reading. It was mute music to my ears! It made my heart sing.

The next best thing of the day was the third grade rendition of “Gotta Keep Reading.” Enthusiasm from the performers permeated the room and mesmerized the audience. It was a perfect choice to share with others and a terrific way to get an important message across to younger listeners. Way to go third graders!       

Lots of other good things happened that day, too. There were visits to the library in search of Dr. Seuss books and a chance to hold one of the Seuss wacky characters. There was that special look on students’ faces as they listened intently to a book being read by a “celebrity reader.” Then there were the smiles and the thanks when a Dr. Seuss bookmark was handed to students and a sticker was slapped on their chests. And how about the priceless reactions from kindergarteners when they saw green eggs and ham for lunch!

If you didn’t take part in the Read Across America celebration on March 2, make it a point to do so next year. It’s a day when everyone comes together for one purpose — to READ. What’s more important than that?

Read Across America!

March 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and it’s the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day! It’s a day to celebrate rollicking rhymes, wacky characters, and a reading revolution created by a man who knew how to entice and entertain young readers with a limited amount of words and a tremendous imagination.

When it came to writing, this is what Dr. Seuss had to say:  “Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don’t always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive…. Virtually every page is a cliffhanger–you’ve got to force them to turn it.”


On this Wednesday,

pick up a book.

Turn the pages.

Have a good look.

Read it alone.

Read to others.

Read to sisters.

Read to brothers.

Read it wacky

like Dr. Seuss.

Read it! Read it!

To Mother Goose.

But don’t forget,

read every day. 

Dr. Seuss would

like it that way!

While you’re at it, try one of these activities to celebrate Read Across America Day.

Dress up as favorite story character.

Do a Reader’s Theater from a Dr. Seuss book.

Do a choral reading.

Invite parents to school to read or be read to by students.

Invite a local celebrity to read to students.

Choose a favorite author and do a biographical report.

Choose a favorite book and do an oral report.

Create a bookmark.

Make an advertisement for your favorite book.

Do an acrostic poem with the words, I LOVE READING or READING ROCKS.

Play charades, using famous children’s book titles.

Match authors with book titles.

Have a book exchange.

Collect “gently used” books to be given to a charity.

Create a class poem, using Dr. Seuss characters. And…

Don’t forget to wish Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday, and thank him for his creative genius!

Dr. Seuss quotes for readers and writers: 

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

“Be awesome! Be a book nut.”

“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

 “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”

Also check out:  Seussville

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