The March 2 birthday of author Dr. Seuss gave teachers across the nation an opportunity to include a little craziness into their classrooms. With his birthday landing on a Saturday this year, activities took place last week, but also are planned for this week.
At Berea Community Elementary School (Berea Independent), the halls were lined with billboards of students work related to Dr. Seuss. On the day I visited, students in Leigh Wilson’s kindergarten class were participating in Dr. Seuss related activities in small groups. Third-grade students in Nicole Isaacs’ class were getting their hands messy with green oobleck from the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
Dr. Seuss is fun for all ages and his stories can be incorporated into most subjects. Planning a lesson around one of his stories gives teachers an easy opportunity to add a creative lesson to the day and this photographer a fun assignment to shoot.
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