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text 2018-03-02 07:03
Read Across America Day



For 20 years this event has been promoted on Dr. Seuss' birthday.  Here are more links if you are interested.  Whether you are a reader, teacher, librarian, parent, or other, this is a great event to get involved in.





Get involved! NEA’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people.




Background on Read Across America

What is NEA's Read Across America?







The first National Read Across America Day was held on March 2, 1998.


#ReadAcrossAmericaDay or #DrSeussDay



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text 2017-02-26 04:28
I've Been Left Unsupervised.

So the other adult in my house is away this weekend. He's at some brain-crush, brain-wave, brain-something-or-other Apple training. He won't be back until Tuesday. What's a girl to do? 


Well, tonight, this girl is going to binge watch some Tudors (If you can't share your bedroom with your husband, you might as well share it with Henry Cavill, right?) and eat some Ben and Jerry's. I have to save the red wine. I forgot to replenish my stock the last time I went grocery shopping and Minnesota still has laws about Sunday liquor sales (maybe not for long).


Tomorrow I am hoping to get some free time to get ready for Read Across America next week. Hopefully that free time will involve me updating my blog with some pictures of the Dr. Seuss projects I helped put up at my elementary school. Read Across America week just might be my favorite week of the year! 


Stay tuned! Lots of rhymes and nonsensical words are coming soon! While you are waiting on pin and needles for my next installment, what is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? As a kid I was a huge fan of Green Eggs and Ham. As a mother of twins, I'm a pretty big fan of Thing One and Thing Two from The Cat In the Hat. My eight year-old loves making all of the funny noises that come with Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? My four year olds are big fans of reading The Grinch Who Stole Christmas no matter what time of year it is. 

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review 2016-03-18 03:59
Totally Suessical!
Daisy-Head Mayzie - Dr. Seuss

Out of all of Dr. Suess' extraordinary books, this one is definitely one of my favorites. Mayzie is just like any ordinary girl in her class. Well, until she sprouts a daisy out of her head one afternoon. Poor Maizie is mortified, along with her teacher and principal. No one knows what to do. Specialists come in and try to get rid of it, but nothing works. After Mayzie is asked to be on television, she becomes famous. When everyone that Mayzie loves decides to not be her friend anymore, she realizes that love is more important than fame and fortune. I love the message that this book communicates to students! Trust me, you do not want to miss out on this fun Dr. Suess book. It may not be as well known as his other books, but it certainly is worth your time!


Use in the classroom: I would read this book on Read Across America day, instead of one of the more common books. I would have a discussion with students about the importance of love and friendship in life. For an activity after reading, I would have the class create their own daisy to wear on their head for the day. 


Target grade: I would read it to kindergarten-4th

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review 2006-07-01 00:00
I Hear America Reading: Why We Read - What We Read
I Hear America Reading: Why We Read - What We Read - Jim Burke See my short note on it here:[http://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/07/booknote-i-hear-america-reading.html]
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