Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Digging in the Drafts: Read Across America Week

In early March, Anna June's school celebrated "Read Across America Week," coinciding with Dr. Seuss' birthday.

They got to do a series of fun things. All week, they were asked to carry a book with them wherever they went.

On Monday, they brought their favorite stuffed animal to read to.

On Tuesday, they were allowed to wear silly socks. Based on an idea I had years ago when they had silly sock day, AJ made her own sock scarf.

On Wednesday, they were allowed to wear a striped shirt (but keep their uniform bottoms). I guess this is in honor of the Cat in the Hat's trademark chapeau.

On Thursday, they could wear shirts with words (but uniform bottoms). The week was interrupted by snow and ice, and the threat thereof, so this "read my shirt" day was canceled. In case you were interested, AJ was going to wear a shirt that said "Love." Maybe next year there will be better weather.

On Friday, it was Thing 1 and Thing 2 Day - the kids were allowed to dress alike in pairs of "twins." AJ and Dorothy plotted together to be twins. They even talked on the phone to coordinate outfits.

Then, Trey decided to be a triplet with them. At some point, I chimed in that they probably all still had their tie-dyed shirts from Pre-K, so they ended up wearing them, with the (again) mandated uniform bottoms. There was a picture somewhere, but I can't find it now.

Just know that she had fun participating and she does love to read!


Annie Gallitz said...

I think that is a REALLY, REALLY CUTE picture of AJ, in the sock scarf. THis also answers a question that I had (maybe) about why AJ was wearing her tie-dyed shirt to school, as seen in the photo about her Bday treat and, Career day! BUSY WEEK at the Gallitz household that week !! ( as if there is any other kind!)

Laura Gallitz said...

Thanks. It was a crazy week, but you are right - there is rarely any other kind!