Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Read Across America Week

I am loving all the fabulous "Read Across America" activities....as opposed to anything labeled, "Seuss.":-)  At our school, we have a week long celebration and teachers can choose to participate as much or as little as they like.
Each teacher has an overview of the week and then we send home a half sheet with students so they are in the loop too!
Pumpkin David
Potato Big Bad Wolf and Pigs
The past few years, we have had Book Character Day, but so many kids just wear Halloween costumes that we wanted to think of an alternative.  I had seen the cute pumpkin characters.....but acquiring pumpkins might be difficult at this time of year, so....here is what we found!  Literary Potatoes...turn a potato into your favorite book character!

I can't wait (although first we have to get through the 100th day!)

Happy Tuesday,

For more Read Across America ideas check out the linky parties over at Mrs. Bainbridge's ClassLearning With Mrs. Parker, and Little BlogFish

And just for fun...some cute past years of Book Character Day.


  1. That sounds like fun- character potatoes!! Thank you for sharing this great idea!
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. I love the character potato idea! Genius! I, too, have to survive the 100th day. It will be a wild week next week. Wacky Wednesday may be appropriate for LeapYear.