Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Sam-I-Am may have turned his nose up to a plate of green eggs and ham, but that’s okay. That leaves more for the rest of us!

Pineywoods Academy in Lufkin served up plates of the iconic dish for breakfast as part of their annual observance of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday, which has become a favorite opportunity of educators and fans of the author alike. The school uses the birthday to develop a love for lifelong literacy by immersing students in a day of creativity, characters, and imagination.

I was invited to read to an entire grade of students in their auditorium, which was decorated in whimsical scenes from the world of Dr. Seuss.

I selected one of my childhood favorites, ‘The Foot Book.’

The kids were even allowed to dress up as some of their favorite characters from Dr. Seuss stories, like the Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two.

What a cool opportunity to let kids’ minds stretch a little, letting language paint a picture with room for a little imagination to fill in the blanks!

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