Last year, having discovered Pinterest, I made Dr. Suess inspired treats for the class. The kids and teacher liked it so much I did it again this year. I don't think I ever blogged it last year because I couldn't find a post.
So here are the treats:
The Treat Table
Goldfish in a pot inspired by The Cat in the Hat
Green deviled eggs inspired by Green Eggs and Ham
The cupcake on the right was made by one of the other parents and is Green Eggs and Ham. I was impressed by the little marbled marshmallow they used for the ham! Very clever!
And my cupcakes were inspired by Thing 1 and 2 from The Cat in the Hat.
And lastly, my favorite, cake pop Truffula Trees from The Lorax.
The best part of Read Across America Day was seeing my boy READ.Tag reading system because we hoped that the electronic factor would get him excited. It did for the most part. Then I found the I Can Read series and that really helped. Ethan also had a great teacher last year, and a lady at the after school center who really helped him advance in his reading.
Then he discovered Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Ya'll, these books changed this boy's life! He went from barely reading 25 minutes a day to meet the homework requirement to sitting and reading for 2 hours at a time because he enjoyed it! The other day he asked me to buy the whole Wimpy Kid series in hard back. He actually said to me, "not those flimsy ones, the hard back ones." So if you are thinking of what to send him for his birthday.....