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GMS Celebrates Read Across America Day!

Students Celebrate as well as Staff

Read Across America Week

Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 3, 2017

Monday, February 27

  • Striped/Crazy Socks Day   – All of Dr. Seuss’s characters dress out of the ordinary.  Be out of the ordinary wearing crazy socks.
  • Students - be caught wearing Crazy Socks and get a prize!

Tuesday, February 28


  • Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat
  • Wear a , but make sure you also have an SSR book with you.

Wednesday, March 1

  •   Help the Lorax Save the Trees
  • Science teachers will have a copy of The Lorax to read to classes.
  • Students will get a “tree” and write a way they can help the environment, save energy, etc. Post those trees on classroom doors.
  • Wear GREEN for Environmental Awareness.

Thursday, March 2 - Read Across America Day

  • Dr. Hub will be at GMS to sign a proclamation for the district recognizing Read Across America Week – other librarians will be there as will Mrs. Rodman’s 1st period class.
  • Dr. Hub will be reading Oh, The Places You’ll Go to Mrs. Rodman’s 1st period class and then Mrs. Ball’s 1st period class.
  • Students & Staff should wear T-shirts from places they have been or want to go.  Dr. Seuss hats will be available for teachers who want to wear them.
  • Classes should reserve 5-10 minutes of class for students to read – either content, their SSR books, or for the teacher to read aloud

Friday, March 3

  • Horton books will be available to read to Olweus groups – Horton, the elephant, exemplifies the individual who goes out of his/her way to help others.
  • “Elephant” activities will be in teacher mailboxes - decide what will be used with club/Olweus group. Talk about how a simple Dr. Seuss character can inspire those of any age.  Post activity pages around classrooms and/or let the students take them home.     

Celebrate the life and writings of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known by most as Dr. Seuss.  Born March 2, 1904 - Died September 24, 1991. 

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