Who doesn’t love Clifford the Big Red Dog? In my classroom we are preparing to have an anniversary party for him. On Monday, September 24, Scholastic will be celebrating Clifford’s 50th anniversary, and all over the country students will be celebrating along with us. On Monday we will read Clifford’s Birthday Party and watch the webcast of Clifford’s anniversary celebration. After that, we will complete a sentence frame, "I would give Clifford _______ for his anniversary," and illustrate it. We will also be completing a few other activities around the theme of Clifford.
I’ve listed some ideas below to help you get started in planning your classroom celebration.
Clifford's anniversary is a great excuse to revisit many of his books. Here are a few suggestions:
You know what writing prompt we'll be using, but there are many to choose from:
For a well-rounded event, work some math activities into the mix as well:
And of course, a celebration calls for preparation:
If you plan to participate, don't forget to download the webcast event kit. It has coloring pages, lesson plans, and ideas to help you celebrate the big day. Our class is very excited about Clifford’s anniversary. We hope you will join us on Monday to celebrate, too.