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Read Across America Day One

I know most of you celebrated Read Across America last week, but we were on our Winter Vacation week last week, so we started today.  I just love the idea of celebrating reading, so I do make a big deal of it.  We started by reading one of my very favorite Dr. Seuss books:  Green Eggs and Ham!

Honestly, I've read this book so many times, I pretty much know it by heart.  I entertained the kids by reciting the book at top speed... they loved that so much that I kept on doing it, and they applauded me!  They're absolutely the best kids ever!  (I'm not sure who was having more fun, me or the kids!)

Later, we had a talk about Dr. Seuss and the kinds of things he did with his life.  We talked about how he was the "king of nonsense".  If he wanted to rhyme something and couldn't find a rhyme, he'd make up a word!  After a great discussion of his books and his life, I had the children split into pairs and brainstorm words about Dr. Seuss.
This is the list they came up with:

  • nonsense
  • author
  • illustrator
  • published
  • creative
  • books
  • tongue (as in tongue twisters)
  • rhyme
  • fiction
  • smart
  • happy
  • creatures
  • funny
  • silly
  • children
  • imagination
  • cat
  • hat
Click this image to see A-Z Teacher Stuff's Word Search Generator!
Aren't they fantastic?  After school I went to A-Z Teacher Stuff and used their Word Search Generator.  (It's free!)  We have an awesome Word Search for tomorrow using their own word list!

Also coming this week?  I'm thinking we might need to make some striped hats and perhaps making birthday cards for Dr. Seuss.  Of course, there will be plenty of our favorite books, too!



  1. Awesome! I just recently did a post on this as well :)

    Always A Lesson


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