Saturday, March 2, 2013

Read Across America Day/TpT GOLD!

Do you celebrate Read Across America Day?  It used to be one of my favorite days.  I would do lots of  activities in my classroom all week long that focused around Dr. Seuss and his books.  I would incorporate the books into all subject areas.  But, not this year.  Since Seuss Enterprises has been suing teachers for sharing anything they make in their classrooms that uses any character or book, I just can't bring myself to make anything, even for my kiddos. 

 This year, the ELL teacher I work with wanted to do a whole book theme for dressing up.  She chose Peter Pan and we went crazy!  We had so much fun.  She dressed up as Peter Pan, the resource teacher dressed up as Tinkerbell, and I was Captain Hook.  We even got all of the kids in my class involved.  I have 2 girls, so one was Wendy and the other we made a great Tick-Tock Croc.  (I love how it turned out!)  All of my boys were dressed as the "Lost Boys".  They LOVED it, because they got to carry around sling shots and swords all day (or until they hit someone with it!)  Don't worry, they were made out of cardboard!  

I wish I could show all of their sweet faces.  The art teacher painted their faces with brown pigment to look like dirt.  The boys really had a great time.

Here's a pic of the Tick-Tock Croc biting a little boy's head!  They had so much fun playing together!  They even wanted to put on a play!
 Overall, it was a great day, even though we didn't do one Dr. S activity.  We had so much fun!

In other news, I hope you check back tomorrow for some BIG news involving some TpT GOLD!


1 comment

  1. I didn't know that about Dr. Seuss! What the heck - how weird they would do that, it only has to be good for them I would think.

    Love the Peter Pan ideas though! Looks like you all had a lot of fun :)

    Brie @ Breezy Special Ed


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