I Matter....You Matter...We Matter

I Matter....You Matter...We Matter

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Day 2: Today You Are You-#SOL17

"Today you are you, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is youer than you." -Dr. Seuss 

It's Read Across America Day! Working in an elementary setting, we take today to honor the birthday of our beloved Dr. Seuss.  As I walked from classroom to classroom this morning, you could see how this man has left a timeless impact on all of our hearts regardless of age. I sat alongside some students as they listened to a Dr. Seuss favorite and was immediately drawn to the familiar text. The celebration of reading is evident and another level of excitement fills the air within our school community.


I'm sure many of us can attest to growing up alongside some of Dr. Seuss's classics that are still thriving on bookshelves today.  Do you have a favorite? His words, while fun to read, often provide deeper meaning and messages to pass along way. Who else can get away with making up silly, rhyming words, and send a message to the reader at the same time?! His genius was instilling a love of reading within us all that won't soon be forgotten.  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND THANK YOU, DR. SEUSS!


5 comments:

  1. This was perfect today! I have spent the morning thinking about my favorite Dr. Seuss books and plan to read many tonight with my own kids.
    He was a poetic genius and I am glad that we celebrate him during this writing month!

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  2. A genius indeed! When I taught 4th grade we would always have green eggs and ham to celebrate his birthday. It is a little harder to do for 100 middle schoolers! :(

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  3. I love Dr. Seuss! We're doing Seuss week all week and have been having a lot of fun with it. My favorite book of his is "And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street."

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  4. Can I be honest? I never really was a Dr. Seuss fan. However, I do have a stack of his books and two Cat in the Hat hats, and my girls and I still read Wacky Wednesday. The silly words and made-up creatures and all the rhymes ... I still celebrate the brilliance! Thanks for sharing your joy today! ~Michelle

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  5. I'm pretty sure Dr. Seuss taught me my rhyming affinity. Or maybe with Shel Silverstein and Richard Scarry, he makes a holy literary trinity. Thanks for celebrating one powerful root of reading love for many.

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