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The “Cat in the Hat” hats and several other headgears were worn to school at Sloan-Hendrix on Friday, March 1st in memory of Dr. Seuss and in honor of his birthday which was Saturday, March 2nd. The students in kindergarten, first, and second grade enjoyed having a read aloud by a special guest or parent volunteer.
All of the students that ate breakfast had a choice of green eggs and ham in honor of the famous book, “Green Eggs and Ham” with the character, Sam I Am, by Dr. Seuss. Everyone was treated to Dr. Seuss birthday cake being served with our lunches that day. A special thank you goes to Deborah Lillard and the lunchroom ladies for making the special treats possible and being involved in our Literacy Day celebration.
The Literacy Day activities for the afternoon consisted of an assembly in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Some of the classes were able to participate in the assembly. Mrs. Andi Hickman’s kindergarten students successfully paired up to read part of the book, “Hop on Pop” by Dr. Seuss. Mrs. Jennifer Grisham’s second graders read a poem about Dr. Seuss to everyone in attendance. The third grade teachers, Mrs. Emerald Welch and Mrs. Andrea Roark, had their students perform a choral reading for everyone. The assembly concluded with Mrs. Sheila Deshazo’s drama and choir clubs presenting a performance based on the book, “My Many Colored Days” by Dr. Seuss. The performance included songs about the way different colors may express emotions. As the narrator, fifth grade student Ty Roberts, told how particular colors may make one feel, the other students which were divided into groups with costumes or attire in their assigned color, would perform movements or dances to a song related to that color. The skit began and concluded with a beautiful song about the colors of a rainbow.
What better way to celebrate Literacy Day than by honoring the memory of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel on his birthday which has been adopted as the annual date for Read Across America Day! Dr. Seuss wrote several children’s books that are still among children’s favorite books today. The made-up characters combined with rhyming and nonsense words are as entertaining and enjoyable for children to read today as they were years ago when the books were first published.
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