Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Let's Celebrate Reading!

It's SNOW week here in middle Tennessee! We got so much snow and ice and the temps have been so cold that most schools have been closed so far every day and some for the remainder of the week too! My district is closed all week. This has given me some extra time to work on some planning for upcoming things at school. One thing that is just right around the corner is Read Across America day. I love this time of year because there is sooo much you can do to get students excited about reading! I turn this into a week long reading celebration. Each day we read a specific book and then complete activities that revolve around that book. We have dress up days, special snacks, and do lots of reading and writing, reading responses, and graphic organizers. It really is a magical week jam packed full of SOOO much fun and learning! If you go all out and like to spend a week on Read Across America and not just one day, I have the pack just for you! 
Click the pic below to take you to my shop to read all about it some of the things we plan to do to celebrate reading!

We got so much snow and ice that my miller man has gotten some snow days too!!! Me and Dexter have loved being at home with him and we got in some time playing in the snow! Can't wait to get up in the morning and fix my sweet boys some breakfast! 
Fun times with these two cuties!!

I would love to hear how you like to celebrate reading with your students! Leave me a comment telling me all about it! I will pick the 1st, 5th, 10th {if I can get that many! ha} commenter and send you this little pack of FUN! Don't forget to leave your email address... I can't send it to you if I don't have that. 

Have a great rest of the week! :)


8 comments:

Julie Davis said...

We have a snow week too! I also live in Middle TN, Clarksville area. Loving this snow week :) We do a whole week of Dr. Seuss activities and then we bring the parents in on Friday and they rotate through fun Seuss themed activities with their parents. Great way to get them involved!

Second Grade in the Desert said...

What fun! Living in AZ, we rarely get snow days. I'm a little envious, but just a little...I much prefer warmer weather! We are getting ready for Read Across America week too! Our second grade teachers will rotate kiddos among us, each teacher doing different activities. Your pack will be helpful to me!
Tanya

Mrs. Shelton said...

We do something similar. Have fun dress up days. We love to take lots of AR tests and watch the Read the Most from Coast to Coast numbers go up! I give out a few Dr. Seuss goodies!
Sarah
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Suzy Q said...

Your picture reminds me why I hated growing up in the midwest! Still hate cold weather now...might be time to move.

We change up what we do every year, but I love having the kids bring in their Suess books and just re-read each others. Lots of fond memories for them!

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Wendy Brown said...

We will have guest readers and lots of new books and activities to explore?

Mrs. Davies said...

I'm so excited to celebrate this with my firsties this year! :) We are going to do all things "Dr. Seuss" that week, including writing a book review on our favorite one! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!

~Wendy
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Jeanne said...

I am in East Tennessee and we have had no school all week. Love having winter breaks.

Jennifer said...

Today was our first day back since February 13th!! We had two weeks of snow days!! It was a great week to go back too .... Read Across America and Dr. Seuss week! I love spending a whole week on activities related to Dr. Seuss. My first graders love the books and they get really excited to celebrate all week! Today we read "The Cat in the Hat" and the students drew a picture of "The Cat in the Hat" and tomorrow we are going to write about what we would do if he came to our house.

Your pack looks really great!

Jennifer
jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com