Monday, March 2, 2015

Celebrate National Reading Month! Start with Dr. Seuss

It's National Reading Month! And the month always kicks off with a Happy Birthday shout-out to Dr. Seuss.

As I mentioned in my snow-day post last week, there is reportedly a new Dr. Seuss coming out, What Pet Should I Get?  In anticipation of the book and to burn some snow-day time, my little one, Nat, wrote her own version of rhyme about selecting a pet.  She let me share it with you, but wanted to do so in her own handwriting, along with her cover of the ever-popular Cat in the Hat (above).

I also want to say "thanks!" to the National Education Association (that's your teachers, or at least some of them) for a 25th Anniversary edition of Oh, The Places You'll Go!  I received my first copy years ago as I graduated from the University of Delaware, a gift from my dorm assistant.  As a high school teacher, I gave copies to graduating students and even read it aloud in class (don't believe the myth that kids get too old to read to - nothing like reading Dr. Seuss to 17-year olds.)  Since one copy already sits on my shelf, I'm passing this one on to a local elementary school principal who I've worked with as a volunteer in our county PTA.  He's never been my own child's principal, but in visiting his school and meeting with him, I know he has a great energy and spirit and commitment to making his kids successful, including a STEM lab in his school, college visit field trips and an undefeated basketball team, so that they will have many options for the places that they will go.

Happy reading!

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