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    Dr. Seuss Night
    By MissJ

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    We have done Family Reading Nights at my school for the last few years. The most successful is Dr. Seuss Night, which we try to do around Dr. Seuss's birthday. We invite families to come in their pajamas. We start in the cafeteria and have then split the families into three or four groups. Each group goes to an assigned classroom or the library or cafeteria. There, one teacher reads a Dr.Seuss book and does an activity that corrosoponds with the book. In the cafeteria, they read Green Eggs and Ham and then make green eggs and ham. (We get the food donated from 1 or 2 local supermarkets.) In the library, we have them surf the Dr. Seuss website, which is very cool and kid friendly. In another classroom, they read The Cat and the Hat and make Dr. Seuss hats. You can also read Bartholomew and the Oobleck and make oobleck (cornstarch and water). The Dr.Seuss website has many more great ideas and resources. At the end of the night, we have families come back to the cafeteria and we have handouts for parents about strategies for reading with their children at home. Each child gets to pick one book, which the Home and School Club buys from Scholastic. We also do a drawing and give away several gift certificates for Barnes and Noble (or some other local gift shop).


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