Dr. Seuss

Weekly Quotation: Dr. Seuss

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“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
- Dr. Seuss

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Merry Christmas from the Grinch!

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Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!

― Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a safe and festive holiday!

Weekly Quotation: Dr. Seuss

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Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.

- Dr. Seuss

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I know I’ve shared this photo, but it fits the quotation perfectly.

Happy Reading on Read Across America Day

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In honor of Dr. Seuss‘ birthday (March 2nd) is Read Across America Day. Dr. Seuss sparked reading with fun rhymes and good messages. The National Education Association (NEA) marked the calendar this year for March 1st, so schools across the country can participate. Schools, libraries, and other locations plan special activities for this event. So, grab your Dr. Seuss hat and any book to READ, READ, READ! Every day is great day for reading! seuss4

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.

In schools and communities,
Let’s gather around,
Let’s pick up a book,
Let’s pass it around.

There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.

Come join us March 1st
Your own special way
And make this America’s
Read to Kids Day.

(National Education Association Read Across America Poem)

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

http://www.readacrossamerica.org/

http://www.seussville.com/activities/RAA13_EduKit_Booklet_WEB.pdf

 

Weekly Quote: Dr. Seuss

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Be awesome! Be a book nut!

― Dr. Seuss

A Book Review for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

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The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss 

Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Decorative Illustrations by Dr. Seuss
Ages: 8+, 43 pages
January 13, 2004 by Random House Books for Young Readers 
Topics: Biography 
 

The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss chronicles his first twenty-two years that shaped him into a unique author. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Growing up, Ted loved reading, animals, drawing, and fun neighborhood activities. He even had first hand experience in a zoo, since his father became superintendent of parks. Ted also faced challenges. He was sometimes teased at school for having a German heritage. He often doodled in class and skipped classes in high school to watch movies. Ted attended Dartmouth College and was often known for being silly and nobody thought he could make a career from doodles. He wrote for a college magazine, but he was forced to resign. However, he still wrote for the magazine under the name Seuss, which was his mother’s maiden name and his middle name. After college, he traveled to England where he should have been studying literature at Oxford, instead he met his future wife who admired his drawings.  He returned home to Fairfield Street and sent his cartoons and illustrations to New York magazines. Finally, he received an acceptance letter from The Saturday Evening PostSoon more magazines desired Ted’s cartoons. He signed his work Dr. Theophrastus Seuss or Dr. Seuss, because he liked the sound of doctor and he wanted to save “Ted Geisel” for when he wrote his great success in the future. The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss provides additional information about Geisel’s life after he left Fairfield Street with background about his books.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss & Read Across America Day!

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March 2, 2012, is Read Across America Day. Every day is a wonderful day for reading, but this is a whole day dedicated to celebrate reading. The National Education Association wanted to get children excited about reading, so they picked the birthday of beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Across America, you’ll discover individuals at schools, libraries, hospitals, bookstores, community centers, and homes celebrating the love of reading. Many schools even have all day reading events! So, grab your favorite Dr. Seuss book or any book and make a memorable day reading with any child young or old!

This year’s extra special, since Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax releases on March 2, 2012. Many reading themes are green to read for trees. Here is the trailer for The Lorax:

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 
― Dr. SeussI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Read Across America Poem:

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.
 
In schools and communities,
Let’s gather around,
Let’s pick up a book,
Let’s pass it around.There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.

Come join us March 2nd
Your own special way
And make this America’s
Read to Kids Day.

Get out there & READ!

I previously posted this video, but I love how you really can go anywhere when you read!

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

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Today’s my birthday, so I thought I’d give a week of birthday book cheer. Who doesn’t enjoy a great book for their birthday or reading about their day? And just one day is too few to celebrate.

 

 

 

Happy Birthday to You! 

Written and Illustrated by Dr. Seuss 
Published August 12, 1959 by New York: Random House
Ages: 6+
64 pages
 

This delightful Dr. Seuss book takes place in the town of Katroo where they sure know how to celebrate each birthday. Katroo is the only place with the Great Birthday Bird who awakes the birthday person and takes on a journey to enjoy their special day. Along the journey, they enjoy hot dogs rolled on a spool, pick the fanciest pet, greeted by Drummers and Strummers at the Birthday Pal-alace, and eat the only birthday cake made of guaranteed certified strictly Grade-A peppermint cucumber sausage-paste butter! (I’m not sure I’d like to taste that cake.) Happy Birthday to You! is slow at times, but it’s a fun book that’s sure to make you smile.

Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Shout loud, “I am lucky to be what I am!
Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or a ham
Or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam! 
I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be!
If I say so myself, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! 

- Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday to You!)

 

Day 1 Birthday Book Celebration!

Weekly Quote: Dr. Seuss’ Christmas Grinch

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What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

― Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)

Sharing Sunday – Dr. Seuss, Elephants, Yummy Books & More

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I wanted to start a new post idea that I got from other bloggers. I discover many unique, interesting, fun, beautiful, and informative blogs. These are some recent blogs or posts that I enjoyed.

I’ve read numerous posts on this blog. It has a little of everything from book reviews, humor, and daily life inspirations. This post creatively described how Dr. Seuss books that we read as children have a lot of wisdom for all ages. I got the sharing day idea from this blogger.  Life lessons from Dr. Seuss

If you’re searching for something bright each day then here is a very colorful blog. It highlights a vibrant photo each day. This photo has a unique look at ice cream. 365 days of colour

I really enjoyed this blog post and may highlight later on my blog. Elephants are my favorite animal and this blogger celebrated Elephant Appreciation Day. I never knew there was such a date. It has books and information about elephants. Elephant Appreciation Day

This post was freshly pressed, so many may have read it. It features a trip taken to New York City exploring children’s literature. I thought it was appropriate for my blog, since it relates with children’s books. children’s literature tour of New York

This blog is unique, because it’s not just a photography blog. It combines science elements and information behind the photos. This blogger has really explored the world. photo + science

This is a delicious blog that combines book reviews and food. She has a fun rating scale based upon the food she enjoys.  the very hungry bookworm

Sharing is caring. Pass a little love about others on your blog. 

You’re doing such a good job!

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Everyone loves being praised, mentioned, and recognized. However, I wondered how much praise truly makes us happy and satisfied? How much do we write for ourselves or the pleasure of others? This thought came to me after I examined my comments and what I thought were comments.

Praise is probably the best form of behavior management in the classroom: “I love how Sara is listening and waiting for directions”. Immediately other students want to be recognized and given positive praise. The greatest praise is genuine and specific, instead of “Good job Sara”. People also praise and criticize as an ‘Oreo’: two positives surrounding a negative comment. Although, I doubt many blogger comments are negative.

I won’t lie. I enjoy comments and ‘likes’ as much as anyone, but does it truly matter if others enjoy my posts enough to comment or like? I notice spam comments and get somewhat excited, since it could be actual comments. I take a peak, but of course the chance is very slim that it’s true. Journal writing is probably the only writing format that’s just for yourself.

Overall, individuals should work to please themselves whether there’s any praise. Do you best and you’ll likely get the praise from the most important person: yourself.

(P.S. Don’t feel the need to comment or like from this post.)

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

- Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Quotation: Read to take you more places

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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

- Dr. Seuss (“I Can Read with My Eyes Shut”)

I like this quote and it’s often in classrooms for students to always look upon. It’s important that people understand the importance of reading and it really can take you places. Whether these places and adventures are imaginary, real, or the distance possibility. When you strive for knowledge then you’ll obtain vast destinations.