This is a picture of our door that the kids decorated for Read Across America Week. The first graders did a variety of fun Dr. Seuss activities.
Sandy was our guest reader for the week.
Miss Saylor stopped by to read, Daisy Head Mayzie.
Here are a few of our Dr. Seuss character creations.
Here's a question for you.
What's the Connection Between Theodor Geisel, Dr. Seuss and Theo. Lesieg?
Miss Saylor supplied us with the answer. When he first began writing and illustrating children's books, Theodor Geisel combined "Dr." and "Seuss," his middle name, which was also his mother's maiden name, to create the pseudonym "Dr. Seuss." He felt like this made his name sound important. Theodor Geisel also wrote a number of beginning readers under the pseudonym "Theo Lesieg" (Geisel spelled backwards). Unlike the Dr. Seuss books, the beginning readers were not illustrated by Geisel. Instead, other illustrators were used.
Art to Remember orders are due on Monday, March 7th. You can have your child return the form to school or you can place an order online.
- Spelling test will be on Friday.
- There will not be any reading or math homework.
- The first graders will be taking a math test on Tuesday.
- Your child will get their fluency bags on Monday and they will be due on Friday.
- The Elementary Carnival is Saturday, April 9th. Our classroom theme is "Parent's Night Out". If you would like to donate items, please have your child bring them to school. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
- The high school is performing The Sound of Music this weekend. If you can, please get out and see it. The elementary was able to see a couple of scenes on Thursday.