for Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday! (March 2nd)
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: February 25, 2002
- Take a book by Dr. Seuss and turn it into a Reader's Theater. An excellent book
to use is "Oh, The Wonderful Things Mr. Brown Can Do," or "Yertle
the Turtle." It might be fun to have each upper grade classroom perform a
Reader's Theater for the younger grades on March 2nd.
- Invite a community guest into your classroom to read his/her favorite Dr. Seuss
book. Some guests might include: the city mayor, a high school athlete, musician,
etc., the local dentist, your principal, or someone else in the community that
your students admire.
- Collect different Dr. Seuss books to have out for students to read during the
- Read "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" and have a hat parade!
Invite all students in the school to wear their favorite hat, or make some of
your own! Have one class start the parade by marching down the hall to the next
classroom. Have classes wait in their rooms until the parade comes through, and
then add on to the end.
- Hang a school-wide graph on the wall where students vote for their favorite
Dr. Seuss book.
- Encourage students to read that night in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Students
can sign their name on the fish pattern for each book that was read. Hang
the fish on a bulletin board titled, "McElligot's Pool!" Students could
also receive a candy fish too!
- Decorate every door with favorite Dr. Seuss books of "Seuss-isms."
- Hold a "read-a-thon" in your classroom. Throw pillows and snacks make
it extra fun!
- Host a "Reading Cafe." Click
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