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12 Days of Holiday Fun!

This year during the month of December, Benfer students and staff will celebrate the joys of the holiday season
by focusing on Dr. Seuss's heartwarming book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Flickr CC photo by Anua22a

Remember, the Grinch's
heart DID grow 3 sizes in one day!

Here Are a Few Important Dates

to remember--there's lots more fun to be had during the 12 school days before our holiday break though!
Dr. Lambert's elves are busy, busy, busy getting everything ready! You'll find out about more fun as the days go by! :)

December 1, 2011:
Teachers create a Christmas tree in the hallway! More info later!

December 2, 2011:
Trim the Tree @ 1:45

December 5, 2011:
Faculty/staff come decorate yourself a Christmas cookie in the lounge!
More activities next week. Keep reading!

December 8, 2011:
Faculty/staff Holiday crafts in the lounge! Join us! Don't be a Grinch!

December 9, 2011:
PTO Desserts and Coffee in the Lounge! Yum!

December 13, 2011:
PJ Day!
Remember Cindy Lou Who when she found the Grinch in her living room stealing her tree? Think of her as you get ready for school this morning! Wear your PJs!
Be sure to read the book aloud to your students on this day or before! Stop and celebrate fun literature and the theme of giving, and community! There are tons of fun
activities below for students of all ages, too!

Don't forget to drop by the lounge for some hot chocolate too!

December 14, 2011:
Faculty Luncheon
Who will carve the roast beast?

December 16, 2011:
Classroom Holiday Parties!


Dr. Seuss Resources & Activities

This year we chose to celebrate How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but you don't have to stick with that book in your classroom celebrations and activities!
Check out some of the activities and web sites below. These are just a few web resources that might help to make your classroom celebration richer.

The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss
Holly Sugar advertisement, Dr. Seuss Collection, MSS 230, Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD
Holly Sugar advertisement, Dr. Seuss Collection, MSS 230, Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD

Dr. Seuss Mini Unit

Grinch Coloring Sheet: Do it online OR print it out! Fun!

This is one I just recently found! Check it out!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Online Color Page

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Curriculum Site: Vermilion Parish Schools

Grinch Page from Nana Finds Ways to Help

ObSeussed Great links and activities for Seuss-themed celebrations! Check it out!

PebbleGo: Dr. Seuss Biography
This is a great introduction to the life of Dr. Seuss. All students should know the username/password for this resource--they are the same for
all library resources. Hint: think of the blue wall in the library.

This rich site is the official Dr. Seuss site, and it has loads of fun information and activities on it! Games, videos, Dr. Seuss information and teacher resources can be found on this interactive site. Take a look!

Grinch Activity Pack 2011

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Grinch Jeopardy Activity

Check out this jeopardy activity! You can view the document below, download it, and/or print it, as it was published as a reproducible.
It's an oldie but a goodie!

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