Tuesday, February 18, 2014

March Reading Madness

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is gearing up to celebrate March Read Aloud Month with a National Campaign. I am getting excited because there are so many ways to celebrate reading and writing in the month of March.

http://www.readaloud.org/


 Check out some of the amazing events happening in March:

March 2, 2014 is Dr. Seuss's birthday!

http://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorReadAcrossAmerica.php
There are so many great suggestions on how to celebrate in this Hats off to Dr. Seuss Activity Guide.

March 3, 2014 marks the National Education Association's Read Across America Day. I love this image they have on their Facebook page, and their Facebook page is a great place to learn about events.

 March 4, 2014- March forth on March 4th to celebrate National Grammar Day. We love reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! in our house.
March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same! - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/national-grammar-day#sthash.l3qWJMn5.dpuf4th
March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same! - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/national-grammar-day#sthash.l3qWJMn5.dpuf
March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same! - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/national-grammar-day#sthash.l3qWJMn5.dpuf

March 5, 2014 is World Read Aloud Day. Check out how you can get involved. Be the story!
http://litworld.org/worldreadaloudday


March 7-9, 2014- Here in Cobb County, Georgia, the library will be hosting its bi-annual Book Sale! This sale will be held at Jim R Miller Park from 9 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday way to Prices   om 1 to 5 pm on Sunday. Books will range in price from 10 cents to $4.00. All the money raised is used to buy new books for the libraries. Check out our finds from last March. (Jim R Miller Park is at 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008, and there is plenty of free parking.)

March 8, 2014 is National Proofreading Day. My teacher friends will appreciate this one:


March 16, 2014- This day is Freedom of Information Day and birthday of James Madison. Go forth and submit a FOIA request. It is your right!

March 20, 2014 is World Story Telling Day. This one makes me sad because there are so many stories I would love to go back and ask my grandparents to tell me. In particular, after my grandfather passed, my mom gave my brother my grandfather's hat he wore in WWII. However, it was at that moment that my brother noticed that the hat was not an American military hat but instead it was a Nazi hat. We all had a good laugh, considering the hat sat on top of my grandfathers coffin while they played taps. I would give anything to find out the story behind that hat.

March 25, 2014 is Tolkien Reading Day. Yes, there is a whole day dedicated to reading The Lord of the Rings.

There is a great list of recommended children's books to read in the month of March. Check it out here.

I *think* I covered all the important reading events for March. Did I miss anything?

I declare for March that Book People Unite! But, before we all unite, I am totally going over to Wonder Shirts to pick out some good gear to wear in March. They have the greatest shirts with children's book illustrations on them. Not only that, they are also the official US Licensee for Downton Abby T-Shirts. Check them out on Facebook.

6 comments:

  1. Great post. I added the dates to my calendar and hope to have my "Read with Eyes Closed" version of Dead Chest Island ready in time for World Read Aloud day. That means lots of work to be done here in Savannah.

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    1. Thanks. Good luck! Would love to hear that on World Read Aloud day. Savannah is only a four hour drive. ;-)

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  2. I have a March Calendar of Children's Books at http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/readingresources/a/march_kid_books.htm.

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    1. What a great list. I will update this post to include it.

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  3. What a wonderful blog post! Thanks, Jenny!

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    1. Thanks! I had fun researching all the possible celebrations to have throughout the month.

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