Monday, February 10, 2014

Dr. Seuss Literacy Night

Fun Literacy Night Event

For a fun family event we have a Dr. Seuss Party in my classroom every year.

During the event we share how we promote reading readiness in our classroom, display our literacy activities, and hand out tips for building reading skills at home. But we have found the key to having a successful family event is to make it fun and interesting for the kids and families to enjoy. So we have a party too.

For this event we celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday!

To prepare for the event we do many fun Dr. Seuss activities leading up to the celebration that we later display proudly for the families on that night. 

Here are some of our Seuss Activities:
1) The kiddos vote: Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham?

2) Thing 1 and Thing 2 hand prints

3) Graph showing how we estimated, counted, and created patterns with  “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” rainbow goldfish

4) Dr. Seuss characters using various art supplies
5) We also made shape creations after reading “The Shape of Me and Other Stuff” by Dr. Seuss 
The caption on each picture says: "A _____ is just a _____ until you add _____ then it becomes a ________."
6) We also discussed and created emotions artwork after reading Dr. Seuss’s “My Many Colored Days”. 
Caption says: "______(color) makes me feel ________."
7)After reading "If I Ran the Zoo" we created our own unique Seuss-like characters using animal print paper

For instance, one student created: "A Dinosaur, he has frog feet"

On the day of the party we set up some cute Dr. Seuss snacks for the families:

Hop on Pop Popcorn
 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Sandwiches
 Truffla Tree Fruits(Grapes) & 10 Apples Up on Top Apples

Another view of our sandwiches

The whole spread:

For the link to the food labels I used click here.

 The grande finale was a special reading of "The Cat in the Hat" by the famous cat himself (a wonderful Dad who was a good sport)!
The event was a big hit with the kids and families! Can't wait for this year's celebration!


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