We will have a low-key school-wide reading celebration (partly because our school reading specialist position was cut two years ago and no one is stepping up to take charge) the first full week in March. We will have a visiting author, Green Eggs and Ham breakfast, and dress up days. Any other activities seem to be up to the classroom teacher.
We will have a wonderful truffula tree forest in our reading center. I made these wonderful trees last year after reading about how to make them on Mrs. Lodge's Library Blog. She gives a great, easy to follow tutorial. They are inexpensive, quick, and easy to make. Most of mine were whisked away to grandkid bedrooms...this is the only one left for my classroom. So I will be making a new forest this week.
Last year I found these wonderful white boards at Target Dollar Spot. I have been waiting a whole year to use them. I also scored some You Did It and You Are a Star certificates. I don't know if Target has anything wonderful this year...I just don't live anywhere close to one (and haven't been to the big city since New Years), but I would certainly stop by to check if I was close.
Then looking through my things I noticed I had these squirreled away to make games. Not sure what I am going to do...But I have a week to come up with something brilliant. Any suggestions?
We have a striped hat die cut and I will be making little books this week for my students to complete. I will have them draw a picture for each of the books I read to them, or they read themselves. In second and third grade I made them think of a quote from each book they read and include that on their page. The little instruction page is from third grade. I may try finding a quote (favorite part) with my kinderkids. Even the simplest Dr. Seuss books have great words of wisdom. I have to admit one of my favorites is from Red Fish Blue Fish..."I don't know, go ask your mother".
We will also make silly daisy hats for one of our school dress-up days. I used the styrofoam plates and pipe cleaners to make the daisy. I wore the fake flower on the headband as my hat.
We will make these wonderful treats.
(We practiced at home today so I could show you how easy they are).
Gather your ingredients...Oreo cookies, marshmallows, red sugar.
|Look...I have the same plates as last year. Just a few, they must be leftovers.|
Dip one side in water....then the red sugar.
Turn them over, then the other. Yes your fingers will turn red.
We will make these silly blue hats...at least I hope that is still okay. Last year I cut school blue butcher paper into strips, folded them in half lengthwise and drew a line to show how far you should cut. A couple of staples will hold the two halves steady and makes it easier for little fingers to cut. They cut on the open side and the folded side becomes the bottom of the hat. See how cute we were.
Here is a quick look at the measurements to make these silly wigs.
I'd like to show you the wonderful things I used from Deanna Jump, Vickie Plant, and Kathleen Pederson last year. But sadly I cannot. Check out the new things they have created to celebrate a silly week of reading fun. Just click on their name to go to their store. Then try Deedee Wills and Rachelle Smith. They also have some wonderful things to go with your silly week of reading.
What are you planning?