I have such fond memories of my elementary school career – especially March. My teachers always had such creative ideas and activities planned for us during reading month (pre-Pinterest, even!), and I’m fortunate to get to re-live that excitement with my kids. My son’s 4th grade class has activities planned for the entire month, including bring a stuffed animal for Friday D.E.A.R. time and writing his very first book report!
To celebrate reading month, one of our awesome graphic designers whipped up a couple goodies for use in your classroom this March. But who says you have to stop there? We think reading activities are great all year long!
Visit our Pinterest Reading Ideas board to Snag, print, and pin the print-friendly bookmarks and posters – and even add your own ideas! You can also download them at the links below.
Create your own READ poster with Snagit
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- Download the poster template here
- Open the image in Snagit Editor
- Snag a picture of your face
- Put your face on the poster image
- Print or post somewhere the kids will see it
- Enjoy the smiles on your students’ faces!
And just in case you run out of books to read to the class in March, I polled some TechSmithies to find out what their favorite childhood books were! Here’s what they had to say:
- Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle – Marissa, Customer Service
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis – Chelsea, Marketing
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson – Tisa, Quality Assurance
- Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards – Kelly, User Assistance
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein – Pam, Snagit Team
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle – Sarah, Marketing
- Stone Soup by Ann Mcgovern – Luke, Mobile Team
- Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton – Josh, Coach’s Eye Team
- I Want to go Home! by Sarah Roberts – Jason, Mobile Team
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown – Michael, Mobile Team
Have a favorite book or reading month activity to share with us? We’d love to hear it or see it!