Friday, February 27, 2009

Dr. Seuss Week

I thought that since next week is Dr. Seuss week, some ideas for the week might be fun to have. The nationwide reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. For my children's school, the activities they have planned for next week are: to decorate the classroom door, write a class book, crazy hat day, Pajama Day (wear PJ's while having a read-a-thon), crazy sock day (probably relating to The Foot Book or Fox in Socks), and dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. At the school I use to work at, we also had crazy hair day, stripes day, and inside out day (where you wear your clothes either inside out or backwards or both). Another activity to do is to have a member of the PTA get on the intercom and read a sentence or two from one of Dr. Seuss' books. Each class would then write down the title of the book they thought the phrase was from and the winning class was awarded at the end of each day. Another REALLY FUN idea that was done one year was to host "Seuss Island". Our school came up with a fun assembly for the last day of Seuss week. Seuss Island was a combination of the TV show Survivor and Fear Factor. Several teachers and students were selected to participate and whoever could complete all the tasks in the shortest amount of time won. Some of the events were to eat "worms" (gummy worms or cooked spaghetti), "eyeballs" (peeled grapes), a ball toss, and a race. I can't remember all of the events, but get creative. With Dr. Seuss, the ideas are truly endless!

No comments: