Wednesday, March 02, 2005

happy birthday dr. seuss

Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday. To celebrate D's school served Green Eggs and Ham for lunch. Our local library had a Read-A-Thon where the older kids read to the younger kids and then had a birthday cake. When I arrived to pick up D from the festivities I found the Librarian and assorted helpers picking cake out of the carpet while the Children's Librarian was reshelving stacks and stacks of books. I assume this means it was a successful event.

Later in the week will be a Read-in-the-hall event at school. For an entire afternoon teachers, students, administration and others will sit in the school hallways reading books. The picture that was in last year's paper was really sweet showing kids lining the hallways, noses in a book. Dr. Seuss would have been proud.

2 comments:

betty said...

I think that this week is some type of National Reading or Book Week, but I've forgotten the actual name.

At my DD's school, they had several book-related events. On Tuesday, after school, they had a read-aloud event. Today, all the kids were encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character. This Friday, they will have a book swap. The kids will bring in their unwanted books and will get to swap them for other books that they might like better.

mira said...

A book swap sounds like a great idea. A good way to encourage kids to read books they might not otherwise choose for themselves.