It's almost time for those spring Scholastic Book Fairs. I normally decorate with the suggested theme, but I wasn't too excited about the Story Laboratory theme. I know some of you will make that look awesome, but I decided that since my book fair will be in early March, I'm going Seuss-y with it!
-Because Seuss decorations and goodies are easy to find and buy (like these $5 characters I found at Kohl's last week)
-Because any Seuss decorations we make can be re-used in the future (and, in fact, already have been pre-used by our music teachers for their Seussical performance for PTA)
-Because Seuss decorations are bright and colorful
-Because we all love Dr. Seuss!
So, my lo-o-o-o-ong bulletin board in the back of the library got Seuss-y...
I mixed Seuss posters from the teacher supply store with the Scholastic book fair posters and Seuss characters our music teacher drew on butcher paper.
You can find super instructions for making the truffula trees at this post from Mrs. Lodge's Library. They're pretty easy and inexpensive, and they add lots of color and dimension to your library decorations.
My "Everybody" section of the library features Dr. Seuss on our author wall, like this.
(After I took this photo, I removed the non-Seuss stuffed animals, like Pete the Cat, and added a few truffula trees.)
And one of our centers will include a "One Fish Two Fish" estimating center, like this picture:
(I could not find the original post to link to or give credit. If anyone knows how this photo came to Pinterest, please let me know.) I will probably have the fish enclosed in a plastic bag. I've got germ-y students who would breathe ALL OVER these fish! I'll post this center sign as a freebie soon. I'm thinking that the closest estimate will win all the colorful goldfish to take home and eat.
I'm also planning to include a photo booth at the book fair to make it fun for parents to snap photos of their children. I'll make a background out of Scholastic plastic tablecloths, like this.
And I'll add a brightly colored picture frame, like this.
And then I can put it all away in a big plastic tub labelled "Seuss" and save it for another year!
What about you? Do you use the Scholastic themes, or make up your own? How are you getting ready for your spring book fair?