Lanigan Elementary students and teachers celebrated Read Across America by turning their school into a version of Seussville.
The week-long event was centered on the March 2 birthday of children’s author, Dr. Seuss, as students participated in school spirit activities and reading challenges.
In honor of the book, “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut,” students wore a shirt that others can read, while another day students celebrated the book, “Fox in Socks” by wearing silly socks.
Students sported crazy hair styles on Whoville Hair Day, in honor of Whoville, and on Twin Day Thing 1 and Thing 2 were honored.
The week concluded with a pajama day, in honor of “The Sleep Book.”
In each first grade classroom, students related Common Core learning objectives to fun Seuss stations.
Some of the activities included: “Seuss juice,” where they wrote adjectives about the five senses to describe the juice; “Write the Room,” where students walked around their classroom to find words on certain Seuss characters and then write statements or questions; “Tall Tower,” to which students worked as a team to create a tall tower out of index cards and plastic cups and “Cat in the Hat,” where students recreated the iconic red and white hat.
Throughout the week, various classrooms read Dr. Seuss books.
Students in first grade teacher Karrie Schremp’s class were treated to a snack of green eggs and ham, after the namesake book.
Displayed in the hallways throughout the school were art projects and academic activities tied to some Dr. Seuss favorites.