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Parent Involvement Ideas for Spring 2017

  • by Kelly Harmon & Randi Anderson
  • Feb. 13, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Parent Mystery Reader

Invite a parent(s) in to be the mystery reader on Read Across America Day. Give the class clues as to who it could be! Have parents select their own book or provide them with a basket or bin to choose from.

 

Character Dress Up

Invite students and parents to dress as their favorite book character! Costumes can be in pairs that match like, Thing 1 & Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss. Coordinate costumes with other family members. At the beginning or end of the school day, host a parade through your school or community.

 

Dr. Seuss Themed Book Bags

Put together several take home book bags full of Dr. Seuss Titles. Students can sign up or teachers can assign students to take the book bags home each week and enjoy the books with their families. Include some discussion questions or a stuffed animal to read to.

 

Have a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Invite students to bring their parents in to celebrate Dr. Seuss' 113th birthday. Give out "invitations" to the party that require the party guests to read at least one Dr. Seuss book and investigate interesting facts about his life. Include a link to Seussville to explore before the party. www.seussville.com

 

Plan games and prizes that play off the guests' knowledge of his books and life.

Don't forget the cake!

 

For more ideas for Read Across America Day, visit the Dr. Seuss website!



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