Kindergarten students at in Wantagh celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday and the 75th anniversary of his first publication in 1937, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
The students at the Levittown School District school filed into the decorated cafeteria wearing Dr. Seuss hats and met their “special person,” with whom they read their favorite Dr. Seuss books. The teachers also took turns reading Green Eggs and Ham, after which parent volunteers served this delectable treat to each student.
Prior to the culminating activity, kindergarten students in Ms. Cascio’s, Ms. Seewald’s and Ms. Grubb’s classes studied the beloved author and his work One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. The students were then instructed to find word families, rhyming words, and opposites in the text. They also created fish characters from the book during their art classes. These masterpieces were displayed on a wall of the cafeteria for the celebration.
The celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday coincided with Read Across America Day on March 2. Schools across the country were asked to read Dr. Seuss books, specifically The Lorax.