As a lover of children’s literature, I often post authors’ birthdays on my calendar. I then give tribute to them and read a book to a class as often as I can. As a literacy coach, I send emails out to the staff with links to the authors and ideas they might use.
So to my surprise, yesterday I received an email from a fellow teacher. She was kindly sharing her week-long ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. I was stunned at my forgetfulness. I mean, Dr. Seuss. Everyone knows Dr. Seuss. I just looked at the email and thought, where have I been?
Well, I breathed.
Then I thought. I’ve been:
- instructing writing techniques for the ISTEP prompt
- meeting with new teachers
- coordinating four Title I assistants
- reading with first graders
- animating language lessons
- quieting grumblings
- coordinating new Title groups
- juggling two full-time positions
And, oh yeah … trying to stay sane.
So, Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Oh the Places I’ll Go!
Oh MH! It’s not just me! You forget stuff too! Luckily a colleague sent our grade level team a reminder yesterday. Love this slice mostly because it reminds me that we’re all human and we have a lot going. 🙂
You were excused the minute you said “stunned.” I hate those moments, but as a rule, you do remember those things. Oh, yeah, then there are those 31 SOLS!! Dr. Seuss would be proud of all you do!!!
A day comes and a day goes and you continue on. You have lots of irons in the fire. It’s okay to let one go. Oh the places you will take us this month . . . looking forward to it.
I’m totally mentioning this tomorrow in class–my English Comp class at the local Community College. We all need a little reminding now and again of The Cat in the Hat and his antics.
Thanks for the post. Don’t worry about letting it slide by–that’s what gratitude is for–so we can be grateful when others do things for us (like remind us)!
I didn’t remember it was Seuss’s birthday until I looked at one of my teacher’s sub-plans this morning. Oops!
A few yers ago my husband and I were going to be away during our grown daughter’s birthday and she teasily gave us grief. So now we have celebrate birthday all through the month. Anytime we want an excuse to go out to eat or buy a gift, we say, “Well, it’s your birthday month!” So Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, it’s your birthday month!