The works of children’s author Dr. Seuss were celebrated at Northwest Elementary School on March 2 with read alouds, crafts and writing activities. The students joined their peers from around the country to mark Read Across America Day on what would have been the renowned writer’s 113th birthday.
Second-grade teacher Dana Herz welcomed guest readers, including staff members and parents and grandparents of students. The children completed activity sheets about their favorite Dr. Seuss book they heard that day. They also made their own “Cat in the Hat” inspired hats and created filmstrip biographies about Dr. Seuss.
“Dr. Seuss was a pioneer in children’s reading,” Ms. Herz said. “It’s a great day for the students to see that reading can be fun, and to inspire them to become better readers.”
Children in Hilda Brown’s first-grade bilingual class read “The Cat in the Hat,” then watched a portion of the animated movie, and compared the two. Second-graders in Olimpia Karounos’ class made their own green slime using cornstarch, water and food coloring after reading “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.”