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Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Read Across America 2019! 

Saturday, March 2nd, on a cold but suddenly sunny day in Eugene, so much fun reading Dr. Seuss!

Having a grand time re-reading a bunch of my Dr. Seuss books. Rather than reposting a couple earlier blogs I'm sitting here camped out with warm blanket, scarf, fuzzy slippers with pom poms, but no Dr Seuss hat. Instead a beanie. Mother Nature calmed down a bit in time for Dr. Seuss' birthday. For that I am so grateful. And ready for fun! 

My #oneword for 2019 is "Celebrate", so today's a perfect reading party. I'm waiting for you. Silly hats! Pjs and cocoa or hot cider, too. And bring your favorite Dr. Seuss stories, maybe a costume or too!

Each year, Dr. Seuss' birthday is celebrated on March 2nd. Or close to it. Due to weather, I am reading at the preschool a couple days late. I'm already planning probably two books and matching mini-lessons. I'll have the children pick their favorites. That in itself is a lesson in decision making. Maybe. Have to see. Thinking a nudge toward 'Hop On Pop', 'Ten Apples On Top'. Toss in a little word family action. I'm really sneaky with skills.

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Birthdays are always special. When it's time to party for Dr. Seuss, it's a big hurray for the day!

Mark your calendar-March 2, '17. Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! And get set for the party of parties, Read Across America! 

Two of my grandkids have Valentine birthdays. One, a teenager amazes me with her accomplishments- band, AP classes, Scouts, you name it. The years just flew by and birthday parties for her are not about pin the tail anymore.

Morgan, our Eugene adorable is turning six. Our Kindergartener is debating between various character themes, but it's going to be an old fashioned, at home party this year and we're pretty excited about that. This is our year of simple is best. Trips to the dollar store already, need a head start on a big girl party, complete with party dress and maybe a little lip gloss. Bet she invites Carter, planning to marry him.

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Birthdays are always special. When it's time to party for Dr. Seuss, it's a big hurray for the day! 

Two of my grandkids have Valentine birthdays. We're getting set in Eugene for an at-home five year old party. Trips to the dollar store, pin-the-tail, simple is always best. There is a really big Seussitastical celebration coming up, time to get ready for the party of parties! Read Across America, a signature project of the National Education Association, is a great uniter. March 2, each year, the NEA honors Dr. Seuss on his birthday. And what a fun literacy fiesta it is!

You're all set with ready-to-go lesson plans, event organization, city visits, press releases, etc. One click, Google NEA, Read Across America for a multitude of resources. First celebrated in 1998, this is the frosting on the literacy cake!

We're especially lucky this year, because we have an unexpected addition to the prolific collection, What Pet Should I Get? 

I love classic Dr. Seuss books. Each one is filled with colorful, creative, magical, really cool characters and settings. The fabulous illustrations are exciting for children and stimulate interesting conversation, art, music and writing.

Did you realize Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) wrote 46 books? I know about half of them really well and keep discovering new favorites. Thank you Dr. Seuss for making us smile, fingers snapping and toes tapping to your magical, lyrical beat!

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