Students celebrate Dr. Seuss as they Read Across America

March 10, 2018 by  

Recently, Colorado Springs students took part in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. The event takes place on the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pseudonym Dr. Seuss, and it is his books that are read.

In Colorado Springs, the city’s police chief, Pete Carey, read to students at Wildflower Elementary as part of the celebration.

The annual event is held to increase awareness of the pleasure and power of reading, and to motivate people to read more. Activities and resources are supplied to help children learn to read every day.

Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books using the name ‘Dr. Seuss’. The titles are familiar to children and adults alike, and include ‘The Cat in the Hat’, ‘Horton Hears a Who’, ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, and probably the most famous, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’.

The Wildflower students read ‘Wacky Wednesday’. The book is full of oddities like an apple tree with a bunch of bananas in it, a worm chasing a bird, and a green sun. Children enjoy finding the mistakes, and wildflower students got into the spirit of the book by making it Wacky Hat Day at the school.

Special days like this can be even more fun if staff members use graphic design to create posters to go along with the other materials.