Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904. This year, schools everywhere will celebrate his birthday all week and especially on Friday, March 1. Since I just moved across country to my hometown, my cousin, a first-grade teacher, asked me to be a guest reader in her classroom. Her students are dressing up as their favorite character that day, so I thought I would join the fun! I am going to be sharing "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" because they have never read it in class and I love the book. It was the book that Dr. Seuss was working on when he died. Thanks to Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith, friends of Dr. Seuss, the book did not go unfinished. Jack Prelutsky finished writing the book "Seuss-style" and Lane Smith created the illustrations. When I was in the classroom, I always read it to my students the day before "state testing." If you've ever read the book, you'd understand why. It really communicates to students that they are prepared and know how to think; I think it helps students relax.
Since I'm reading the book, I thought I would dress as Miss Bonkers. I found a dress at the local Goodwill store. It is a little different from Miss Bonkers' dress, but it contains the same colors. I also found a perfect red wig and a local beauty supply store. I'll have to be certain to add pictures later.
What are you doing for Dr. Seuss Day? Lindsay and I would love to hear your plans.
Have a Seuss-tastic Week!