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5c781b53dd95c Carter K dresses as Horton the elephant, and Yuni likes her favorite book character from the Chocolate Lab series.
Favorite book characters from Mrs. Gutzmann's 3rd grade - Ivette, Oliver, Drake, & Mimi
Anthony M., 5th grade
Mrs. Klein & Anthony like The Cat in the Hat.
Jaden (5th Garwood) does an original Cat in the Hat.
Carter K dresses as Horton the elephant, and Yuni likes her favorite book character from the Chocolate Lab series.

Dr. Seuss Reading Celebration

Students dress up as favorite book characters, plus other fun things

February 28, 2019

The Wakefield elementary students celebrated the annual Read Across America, better known as Dr. Seuss week, with dress up days, Seuss snacks, and special activities shared with Wayne State College students on Friday afternoon.  Students also listened to favorite Dr. Seuss books at the library as well.


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5c781b53dd95cSeuss friends: Saul, Dane, & Bo dress up, from Mrs. Jech's Kindergarten
Elan (Harry Potter) & Helena (squirrel) wear their favorite book characters (Mrs. Hansen's 1st grade)
Kristalyn (Fancy Nancy), Quinn (Junie B. Jones), Arianna, & Jose (Thing 1) from Mrs. Dolen's 2nd grade wear their fancy dress up.
Suzy (unicorn) & Virgil (The Lorax) dress up
Mrs. Klein and some Seuss friends from Kindergarten
Conner, Cristina, & Donna (Mrs. Steinman's Kindergarten)
Maci (Cat in the Hat), Eliana, and Taylor (Thing 2) show their spirit (Mrs. Schlickbernd's 2nd grade)
Seuss friends: Saul, Dane, & Bo dress up, from Mrs. Jech's Kindergarten

Dr. Seuss, the pen name of Theodore Seuss Geisel, wrote the book The Cat in the Hat using just 225 words, at the urge of his publisher, after Life magazine reported that illiteracy was partially caused by boring children's books.  It has been a hit since 1955.  Since then, his 44 books have continued to inspire children to read for four generations and include these favorites, Green eggs and ham, The Lorax, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, If I ran the zoo, Horton hatches the egg, and How he Grinch stole Christmas.

Dress up days during the week included crazy Who-ville hair day, a Read-a-T-shirt day, a Lorax (orange) day, favorite book character or zoo animal day, and a hat day.  Our favorite is the Favorite Book Character day!  Thank you to all the students and staff who participated.


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5c781b53dd95cJacoby (Mrs. Hight's Pre-K) and Sawyer, Nora, Weston, and Camila (Mrs. Peter's Pre-K) have fun in their character costumes.
Lilian & Isabella (Mrs. Kaufman's afternoon Pre-School)
Brock & Aubree (Mrs. Kaufman's morning Pre-School class)
Jacoby (Mrs. Hight's Pre-K) and Sawyer, Nora, Weston, and Camila (Mrs. Peter's Pre-K) have fun in their character costumes.

Read Across America is a special annual event that promotes reading and literacy, not only in the week of March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday, but all year long. Reading is an important factor in student achievement, because research has shown that students who read more do better in school. The library encourages students to read every day. Students who read at least 30 minutes a day do better in school.  Happy reading!!

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