On Friday, we celebrated Read-Across-American which annually coincides with Dr. Suess's birthday on March 2nd. Thank you for having your child share their favorite Dr. Seuss stories. We were able to do many fun read-alouds with all of our Dr. Seuss books. A couple of key ideas were reinforced for me as I was reading these great stories and I thought they were important to share with you.
As you may know already, Dr. Seuss wrote his books specifically for beginning readers. In fact, he wrote his first book, "The Cat in the Hat" as a challenge to write a fun and engaging story using 220 of the most commonly used sight words. Prior to this, students had only books like, "Dick and Jane" to practice their sight words. Also, Dr. Seuss books contain the sound/spelling combinations that we learn in first grade. So, I highly encourage you to have many books from Dr. Seuss's collection in your home. Our school library and the Cottage Grove library are great resources as well as second-hand stores. There have been many times that I have heard struggling readers read a Dr. Seuss book independently with pride. I can't help but add that many of Dr. Seuss's stories include gentle life lessons about the importance of loving ourselves, others, and our beautiful planet.
- March 1st: Dr. Seuss Read-Across-America Day- Please bring in your favorite Dr. Seuss book to share
- March 1st: Class Party- Come in your PJ’s with your favorite stuffed animal or bring a costume to change into for the party
- March 11th: Grading Day-No School
- March 22-29: Spring Break
- April 1st-April 12th: Swimming Lessons (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays)
We-Love-Oregon-a-Thon Fundraiser: Please send in your minutes and thank you for your support in raising money to save the music program for our school
Weekly Update and Reminders
- February 6-7 Parent Conferences: Please send in conference slip if you haven’t already. We will be scheduling conferences on Tuesday, January 29th
- February 8- NO SCHOOL
- February 4-7 Scholastic Book Fair