Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

So earlier this week (May 2nd to be exact) Was Dr. Seuss' Birthday! I think I may have mentioned it before, but Caleb is obsessed with Dr Seuss, and we have almost all the books. We read them over and over again, especially Green Eggs and Ham. Some nights he even tells me thats what he wants for dinner :)

They had a week of celebrating at Brooke's school. They had hat day, tye-dye day, wacky sock day, twin day, and book character day. She took a hat on hat day. And she did Wacky sock day, too. But we didnt have anything tye-dye! And the book-character day was a wreck! Brooke's favorite book is "Llama Llama, Red Pajamas" and I wanted her to wear red pajamas on that day. But she didnt have any (she had plenty of pink, though!) I even went out thinking that surely theyd have some clearanced red pjs somewhere. But i didnt find any. So she went to school wearing a regular outfit.. but I dont think she even seemed to notice, since maybe all of 3 kids in her class were dressed up.

Here she is wearing her wacky socks. She got two pairs in her stocking from my mom, and she wore one of each!

Isnt she styling??? Haha :)
Last night at Brooke's school they had "Literacy Night". I wasnt quite sure what it was, but we decided to all go as a family. First we went to the gym and the chorus preformed a few songs. Then each grade level got dismissed to certain classrooms for activities and book readings. Brookes grade level got to the 1st classroom and it was Eric Carle-themed (we love those books!) The reading was "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (classic) And they had a few activities and crafts. Rachel went wild in that classroom.. thankfully one kind teacher brought out a bucket of blocks for her, and that calmed her for temporarily :) Then they moved on to the next room, and it was Dr-Seuss theme. A few games, and more stories. Lastly, we went to the cafeteria for a snack.. juice and cookies. They happened to have a drawing for a door prize and Brooke won for the Pre-k! They let her choose a prize at school, and they had several nice, hardback books to choose from, or little junky things. What did she pick?? a ball! Her teacher told me she tried her best to get her to choose a new book but she wouldnt. Oh well.. cant win them all! I told her it broke my heart though, since we are a book-loving family ;)

The other night in honor of Dr. Suess, we read ALL dr suess books before bedtime. I read ELEVEN of them. Man let me tell you, i was spitting all over the place. There is certainly a lot of tongue-twisters and rhymes in his books, and Arnold gets so frustrated that he has been known to give up in the middle of a book ;) But we got through it, and the kids loved it of course.

A few of our reading selections that night..

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