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Thursday March 23, 2017 at 3:18pm Age: 242 days
Category: Intermediate

IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD DAY TO READ ACROSS AMERICA


As Dr. Seuss would say, “How did it get so late so soon? My goodness how the time has flewn”—since our intermediate school students celebrated Read Across America Week, Feb. 27 – Mar. 3, and Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Mar. 2.


But celebrate they did, with the good planning of school librarian Kathie Buying, and the help of library clerk Peggy Shiele. 


Reading adventures began with a virtual trip of the Seuss Museum, in Springfield, MA, where students learned about the author’s sources of inspiration.


All week they dressed after Dr. Seuss themes, played trivia with Dr. Seuss books, learned about pen names, pseudonyms and ghost writers, and worked their speech muscles with Seuss tongue twisters: “Fetch me the finest French-fried freshest fish that Finney fries!”

 
In the library Mrs. Buying passed around a fish bowl filled with paper fish, and students took guesses at how many there were inside. At the end of the week, the student who came closest won a Bag Full of Fish goodies (Sweedish Fish, Gold Fish).

 

A videotape of Superintendent Brian C. Monahan reading from a Dr. Seuss book was also shown to the students.

 

“The more that you read…”