Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

by Amy Trask

Mar. 11, 2010

Sofia Giordani, Cat in the Hat and Kameron Ferrin

Lady’s Island Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a day of fun-filled and educational activities. The National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day” calls for all children to celebrate reading on March 2nd, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. LIES began the celebration with guest readers from our community in every classroom.  Local firefighters, school administrators, journalists, stockbrokers and parents all joined in the fun reading aloud to the eager audiences.

The guest readers were likely to bump into Cinderella, Harry Potter or even Captain Underpants! Throughout the school students were dressed up as their favorite book characters. Teachers celebrated in other ways in the classrooms as well. Mrs. Squires’ kindergarten class made green eggs and ham, and Mrs. Coulter’s second graders had a read-a-thon. Now they want extra reading time everyday! One teacher, Mrs. Dangerfield, told her third graders she would read aloud to them for as long as they asked, but they never stopped asking! She read 17 books aloud until finally they had to go home!

At the end of the day the students had a special visit from the Cat in the Hat!  Along with his sidekicks, Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat thanked the Lady’s Island students for being wonderful readers. Kindergarten and first grade students all received a book to take home compliments of the RIF foundation. Things were definitely Seussical at Lady’s Island Elementary School this past Tuesday!

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