Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Read Across America Week!

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?


justme said...

where are you donating the books to ?

brizmus said...

Happy Read Across America DAy!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love the music in that video!

Michelle said...

My daughter's kindergarten class is also celebrating Read Across America Week. Today was silly hat day (in honor of Cat in the Hat). Tomorrow is crazy sock day (Fox in Socks). Thursday is favorite character day, and Friday, the kids are allowed to bring their favorite book to read during quiet time. The school book fair also starts tomorrow. I love when the school gets so excited about reading!

Unknown said...

I wish my son's school did more for Read Across America. No, I take that back. As a book lover and a mom, it's my job to make things like this happen. I think next year, I'll start early and chair a committee to make sure that the school has fun activities like these next year!