ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: A March Challenge: Dr. Seuss

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A March Challenge: Dr. Seuss

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Early in March we celebrate Read Across America Day. An event meant to both honor Dr. Seuss's birthday and inspire young readres to read! The internet is full of wonderful reading acitivites and Seuss-inspired resources for parents and teachers alike. Yet, we know that you are full of some fantastic ideas of your own that we'd love to see and share!

Even though Read Across America Day 2010 has passed, we'd love to challenge you this month to Seuss-ify your learning activities. Enjoy the whimsical rhyming stories with your students. Put together some silly and satisfying follow-up suggestions. Post them to your blog and link them to our Dr. Seuss author party on March 26th!

Meanwhile, here is a short list of warm up information and activities!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss, was born in 1904 on Howard Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ted's father, Theodor Robert, and grandfather were brewmasters in the city. His mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, often soothed her children to sleep by "chanting" rhymes remembered from her youth. Ted credited his mother with both his ability and desire to create the rhymes for which he became so well known....
To read more of his biography check out Cat in the

Do You Know Dr. Seuss? Take this Seuss-sational quiz!

Visit Seussville from some interactive fun!

This Read Across America site has loads of Seuss interactive games and additional links.

Anne from Teaching Two explains her Dr. Seuss Day. Along with this cute art project she has a fine motor and large motor activity you will want to check out.

Have Fun Teaching Blog has a Dr. Seuss lesson plan that includes a readers' theatre, crossword puzzle, and book list.
Skip to My Lou put together some funny looking Thing 1 & Thing 2 pencils. They also have a fun Cat in the Hat snack suggestion.

Mom Talk Radio has put together a blog post filled with Seuss-ilicious recipe ideas.

For some fun lessons for YOU (the mom, the teacher, the blogger) check out the advice from Dr. Seuss compiled on Blogging in the Rain.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this post! I think Dr. Seuss was my first literary crush.