Oh, the places You’ll Go when you Read
Read Across America, 2015
The birthday of Dr. Seuss was here
an author whom we celebrate every year!
So here is a summary coming your way
so y’all know how we celebrated every day!
“Oh, the Places You’ll go with a Book “
was the theme this year.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The week-long celebration of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, commenced with morning announcements, during which editors from the Rams Record staff presented interesting factoids about Dr. Seuss and posed Trivia Questions which grades K-8 attempted to answer. Correct responses were collected all week and a raffle was held at the end of Friday. The winning class, Mr. Gagnon’s 6th grade homeroom, earned an ice-cream party on a day of their choice...most likely when it’s a tad warmer.
Throughout the week, students from k-4 participated in a Bookmark Contest . Given bookmark templates, each student was challenged to design a bookmark around the theme, “Oh the Places You’ll go with a Book”. There were many options such as:
- Illustrate a favorite story and its setting.
- Illustrate a scene from your favorite book.
- Illustrate your favorite Dr. Seuss Book.
One winner was selected from each grade level and their names were announced at the Friday afternoon assembly. The winning bookmarks were made into full-color cardstock bookmarks, which were professionally laminated as keepsakes for each winner. All the entries will be reproduced on cardstock and disbursed to all the students, k-8.
On Wednesday, March 4 the Cat in the Hat made the rounds in the primary wing, stopping to read books to each class in grades k-3. The children were delighted!
CAREER COSTUME FRIDAY
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
Doctor, Lawyer, Temperature Taker?
Rocket builder or astronaut
Have you given your future career much thought?
Oh, the Places You’ll Go, the things you might be
Dress the part for your classmates to see
Create a costume that you think will show
the job YOU’LL have and the places you’ll go!
Resa Audet, 2015
Where do you think your journey will lead you in 20 years? Friday, come to school dressed for the career you think you will have.
And Come, they did! Stepping out of cars and off school buses early Friday morning were chefs (including Mrs. Reeves), police officers, underwater divers, Shark tamers, NASCAR drivers and a motley collection of other professionals. Some teachers arrived in unusual attire as well. Who’d have thought that Mrs. Binder, Mrs. Carrier and Mrs. Audet had all planned to become medical professionals before opting for careers in education! Mrs. Rowe fancies herself a future farmer and Mrs. Dockham ….well, see for yourself!
The piece de’ resistance on Friday was a lovingly prepared lunch that would suit Sam I Am to a Tee! ON the menu? Green Eggs & Ham, along with birthday dessert! Of course, no Read Across America week is complete without our awesome Guest Readers arriving to share fantastic stories with our students in all grades! Thank you , Dr. Seuss, for allowing us to celebrate your birthday and the perpetual gifts you have left behind for us...in the form of your wonderful books! Til next year………