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Dr. Seuss's Reading Celebration is here!

Read Across America is February 29 - March 3

February 26, 2016

The students at Wakefield Elementary school will be giving a "hats ON" to Dr. Seuss, beginning Monday, February 29.  Activities for our annual Read Across America, set during the week of Dr. Seuss's March 2nd birthday, include a Reader's Promise, dress-up days, celebrity readers during library classes, and a Seussilicious lunch.  New this year will be a Dr. Seuss Photo Booth.

Students will gather in the elementary hallways to read the Reader's Promise, a poem in the spirit of Dr. Seuss, that promises to read any time, any where.  Dr. Seuss is the pen name for Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote and illustrated 44 books, including The Cat in the hat, Green eggs and ham, The Grinch who stole Christmas, Fox in Sox, and Oh, the places you'll go,and many other books that made reading fun for younger learners.  Seuss's books have been translated in 15 languages and millions of copies have found sold.  Since his death in 1991, his books are still best-sellers.

Students are invited to be creative for dress-up days:

Monday, February 29:  wear a hat (and summer clothes too! for the school's Summer Day celebration)

Tuesday, March 1:  Lorax green 

Wednesday, March 2 (Seuss's birthday):  dress as any book character (visit the library for a picture) or zoo animal / bring a stuffed animal

Thursday, March 3:  Who-ville hair or Daisy-head Mayze (a daisy growing out of your head)


** Parents & Students:  Be sure to take pictures at our Dr. Seuss Photo Booth, located near the elementary office, and tweet (@WCStrojans) or Facebook (Wakefield Community School District) us!






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