As most of you know, today is Read Across America Day! My daughter's elementary school really knows how to celebrate. In fact, this entire week is devoted to reading and books. I thought I'd share with you just a few of the planned activities!
Monday - DEAR -- Drop Everything And Read! At 10:30, the school secretary announced that everyone in the school needs to drop everything and read for fifteen minutes.
Tuesday - Buddy Reading and Dr. Seuss Trivia. The 3rd through 5th graders visited the kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders and read them books for a half hour. In addition, everyone in the school received a Dr. Seuss trivia page. A prize will be given to one winner from each grade level on Thursday!
Wednesday - Dress up as your favorite book character! My daughter is going to be Hermione from the Harry Potter books.
Thursday - Scholastic Book Fair begins!!! I am one of the co-chairs so I will be spending a lot of time around the school in the next few days both setting up and working the fair. In addition, various "celebrities" from the local area come to our school and read aloud to the kids!
There is also an on-going book drive this week to collect "gently-used" books for a children's charity. The two classrooms who collect the most books will win a popcorn party! "Through this effort, we want to send a message that all children should be encouraged to read."
And last, but definitely not least....I saw a tweet about this video earlier today! It just made me smile -- how awesome is this?