I have been LOVING Read Across America Week at our school. We have had dress-up days to match Dr. Seuss books:
Monday-Wear your favorite hat day (The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins)
Tuesday-Favorite Color from head to toe (My Many Colored Days)
Wednesday-Crazy Socks Day (Fox in Socks)
Thursday-Pajama Day (The Sleep Book)
Friday-Wear your favorite team gear (ummm...not sure on this one. I think it was to celebrate March Madness???)
We also had student re-decorate a cover for their favorite Dr. Seuss book, our principal put Seuss stickers on the bottom of lunch trays and whoever had a sticker won a Seuss pencil, Dr. Seuss bingo, and we are having a Dr. Seuss snack competition! LOADS of fun all week.
In my classroom, this is the project we took on:
We read the book, "Daisy-Head Mayzie!" and wrote a story to match. In third grade, they are assessed on paragraphing, so we hit hard on that! Here is a run-down of the paragraphs:
1-If you could be famous, what would you want to be and why?
2-With all of your riches from being famous, what would you buy and why?
3-Where would you want to travel? What would you see or do there?
4-Besides your family, pets, and friends, what would you miss from home that would make you want to return (Just like Mayzie did!!!)?
They did a GREAT job! Here is the template that they typed into:
P.s. My favorite Title was "Laptop King!" Everyone else put "If I Were Famous!" or "Being Famous"... I guess I need to do a minilesson on creative titles!!!
They then cut out a picture of themselves, made a Dr. Seuss hat with torn paper scraps, and put a Daisy (attached to a green pipe cleaner so it would BOING) coming from their hat! They turned out soooo super cute! What do you think?