Early in March, visitors to our elementary schools might have thought they had taken a wrong turn and ended up in Seussville. In conjunction with Read Across America Day our elementary classrooms celebrated reading and Dr. Seuss. This is the 19th year for this signature program initiated by the National Education Association as a way to encourage and promote reading and literacy. Each year, the day for the national celebration is the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss).
Many of our schools celebrated reading for the entire week with special activities centered around Dr. Seuss and his books. Monday was “crazy sock” day after Dr. Seuss’ book, “Fox in Socks” and Tuesday was the day to wear a crazy hat and read “The Cat in the Hat”. Wednesday was a day to look wacky like the book, “Wacky Wednesday” and Thursday was a day to relax, be comfortable and read “The Sleep Book.” Finally on Friday, students were asked to dress to show what they wanted to be when grown in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Many of our students tasted green eggs and ham and wrote letters to Horton (“Horton Hears a Who”). Older students paired up with younger students to share their favorite books or took turns finding the rhyming words in Dr. Seuss’ books. Classroom doors and hallways were decorated to represent the many books written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss.
Reading is very important to the academic growth of our students and as educators and parents, we know that the more children read, both at school and at home, the better readers they become. In our classrooms, our staff members are always looking for ways to inspire and motivate our students to read. Once again, I commend and thank them for all they do for our students as we celebrate reading in our schools. As always, if you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.
Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.