Monday, March 2, 2015

Read Across America Day

Each year the nation celebrates "Read Across America Day".  Elementary students across the United States focused on the joys of reading by reading extra books, being read to, and doing other language arts activities.  The kindergartners were so proud of themselves for reading 100 books today!  It was a fun learning day!

Today we did the following fun activities:
  • students wore pajamas to school
  • made fun headbands telling people to read
  • watched a short video of The Cat in the Hat
  • read 100 books
  • colored in a stripe on the Cat's hat for each book read
  • had two tasty snacks
  • the 4th graders came in and we read to them 
  • made a "Cat in the Hat" with rhyming words on his hat
Here they are working on the artwork for the day.

What a silly girl!

Understanding rhyming words is a very important
strategy in learning how to read.

The 4th graders were so great at helping the
kindergartners with reading books!

The school cooks stopped by with three gifts for the kids:
a Dr. Seuss pencil, eraser pen and a magnetic bookmark.
The kids loved them!

The Finished Product

These girls enjoyed reading to each other.

It also was pajama day, so you can see that this
kindergartner has on his Grinch p.j.s.

Some students felt a little shy, but soon
warmed up to their partner.

Big brother was a great partner!
I made cupcakes to mark the day!  Oh my!
Did we ever have a mess afterwards!
I wonder why???

Here is how we displayed our learning.  It was a great day!

1 comment:

  1. You read 100 books today??? However could you do that?? That's awesome, kids! Books can be your best friends! Yay for you!!