Dr. Seuss celebrated at Andes


In conjunction with the National Education Asso-ciation’s Read Across America Day, CROP students at Andes Central School held a birthday celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss on Monday, March 2.
The NEA sponsors the annual Read Across America event, which takes place each year on or near March 2 – the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the United States, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids and books. The reading motivation and awareness program calls for children in all communities to celebrate reading on the birthday of the beloved children’s author.
At Andes Central School, a total of 60 students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade spent an hour in the gym going to six different stations and participating in “Seussian” activities. Stations included “Pin the Bow on the Cat in the Hat,” illustrated alphabet cookies, rhyming with timing, coloring, listening to “Green Eggs and Ham,” and various races conducted by Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Following the stations, an enormous birthday brownie was served as students sang “Happy Birthday,” and each student received a prize for participating.
“Feedback was very positive from the kids,” said Robin White, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at ACS. “Besides something fun to do at the end of the day, it was a welcome change in the ordinary routine of the day. Dr. Seuss-related gifts were given out, which rated highly with the kids as well.”
Andes Central School has observed Read Across America every year for the past seven years.