Saturday was Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and last Friday was Read Across America at school. I made paper bag Cat in the Hat hats with all the K, 1, and 2 classes during the week. I worked with the PTA president to put together some fun prizes for a Dr. Seuss door decorating contest. I sent out Dr. Seuss trivia all week. It was a great week for books, and it was also the first time in my current district that I’ve tried working on school-wide programming for Read Across America. Last year I was on maternity leave by now, and the year before that it seemed like teachers really did their own thing. So I haven’t been in the spirit since my last big program 3 years ago. It was great.
I brought back the paper bag hats this year in all of my K, 1, and 2 classes throughout the week.
I do love these hats. It was also Pajama Day.
I ended up with smaller bags than past years, but I improvised.
The teachers got pretty into the door decorating contest, too. This is the door that one for 4th grade.
I did a Dr. Seuss bulletin board for March, but I went very minimal. There were so many cool doors and decorations all over the school that I just wanted some simple, colorful quotes in a Dr. Seuss font I downloaded.