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!