March Is Reading Month!

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At DAA we are so excited to celebrate March is Reading Month many times this month. You may have noticed our doors decorated as books, heard about our reading competition amongst crews, and helped your child participate in Reading Spirit Week. Reading Spirit Week allowed students to dress up as what they wanted to be when they grow up, wear a shirt with words on it, wear a hat to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, wear pajamas for some school wide reading in the hallway, and teachers and students dressing as a favorite book character for Teachers Go Bananas Day!

Teachers Go Bananas Day is my favorite day of Reading Spirit Week because teachers can dress up as a book character and then share a read aloud of that book with a different crew during that day. On that Friday, you may have seen Harry and Hermione from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the pigeon from Mo Willem’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Captain Underpants, Fern from Charlotte’s Web, or the evil Miss Viola Swamp from Miss Nelson is Missing.

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Schools all over the country celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday for the whole month of March by creating contests, book fairs, and providing incentives to make reading even more special to the students. We love making reading fun for the scholars at DAA and have loved seeing all of the creative hats, shirts, and costumes worn throughout Spirit Week to celebrate. If you weren’t able to think of a great costume this year we hope that some of these classic books provide some inspiration not only for costumes, but also great books to read before bed with your kids!

A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt