Dr. Seuss himself would have been impressed with the multitude of activities celebrated on his birthday -March 2nd-as part of the Read Across America in the West Haven School District.
One school kicked off the celebration with a literacy night dedicated to Dr. Seuss. Other schools held door decoration contests based on book themes. High school seniors were guest readers along with local community leaders in the elementary schools. Students drew covers of their favorite books or picked favorite quotes from Dr.Seuss books in order to decorate their classrooms and school hallways. There was reading in the math content area at one school, while at other buildings, students “stopped and dropped” to read. And in one building, students were treated to a staff performance of “Daisy Head Maizie”!
Read Across America Day (sponsored by the National Education Association) is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books,
West Haven reads,
One book or two?
Cause Dr. Seuss
Would want us to!