One of my favorite times of the year is Read Across America week. It’s a week that looks very different from the others in the classroom because we just celebrate our love of reading! I’m going to take a walk down memory lane and share some of the activities my students have loved over the years.
My grade level likes to do rotation days where our students rotate through all of the 2nd grade classrooms. For this particular year I had the Lorax as my rotation. We watched the Lorax on YouTube and made these fun mustaches!
You can also bring in a little biographical study of Dr. Seuss with THESE readers. Here my students drew Dr. Seuss and wrote information around their pictures.
We normally read the Grinch in December, but kids love it all year long! This is a fun activity to reflect on how the Grinch was at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
And that about does it! Have fun reading his silly stories 🙂
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Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!!! We are so excited for ROCK YOUR SCHOOL!! Make sure you follow along at @getyourteachon and if you are participating make sure to the the hashtags: #getyourteachon & #rockyourschool 💙💚💓🧡💜. And yes, I chopped off a boat load of hair!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like @teachin_gal has her kiddos all ready for place value!!! #magicofmath ・・・ Ready to dive into place value tomorrow! Printing anything on @astrobrights makes me happy 😍 bit.ly/2ndMoMUnit1... See MoreSee Less
Directed Drawing Tip: Have students draw on half sheets of paper, index cards, or something similar. Then they don’t take up quite as much space. In this pic, my students worked together to retell the story, then we added both of their drawings to the display!