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Dr. Seuss Says: Read Across America!

Did you know that March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday? It's true. And, what better way to celebrate than to 'Read Across America'? Chances are good that your library or school already has big plans. But if they don't, you can still celebrate. Here's how: 1. Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss character Every birthday celebration is more fun when you get to dress up. Most kids know and love The Cat in the Hat, and it's not hard to create some red/white striped hats from paper and tape. Ditto for making some grey elephant ears for those who want to look like Horton. And everyone will giggle when they wear a bushy Lorax mustache!
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7 Ways to Celebrate National Punctuation Day

Fun ideas to help students learn more about punctuation while celebrating National Punctuation Day
Do you know what today is? Besides being a Friday, and besides being September 24 (and my brother’s birthday), it’s National Punctuation Day. Founded in 2004 by newsletter writer Jeff Rubin, National Punctuation Day is a “celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.” To promote proper punctuation awareness, Jeff and his wife, Norma, maintain their website, nationalpunctuationday.com. They also visit elementary schools, where they perform a punctuation assembly. Their theme: “Punctuation is important in helping children learn to read and write with clarity.” Dressed as a caped punctuation superhero, Jeff shows kids how learning punctuation can be fun. So what can you do to make learning punctuation fun for your students?
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