A most special holiday, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, was celebrated the first week of March at Eastwood Elementary School in Oberlin. Students read the stories given to the world by the wonderful and prolific author.
How do you celebrate the birthday of such a favorite friend as Dr. Suess?
One day you all wear your craziest hat to celebrate his book about Bartholomew Cubbins and his 500 hats! The next day you all wear crazy socks – remember his book about socks? — and by the third day you’re ready for Mismatch Day.
Thursday was reserved for dressing like your very favorite storybook character, and the sky was the limit. Principal Susan Alig was there by one of the classroom doors dressed all in “Fox in Sox” red. The second grade class of Brittany Leader shared a video of a rap song kids composed using Suess-style call-outs: “Watch me, watch me, watch me; stories have a plot, plot, plot, plot; read from left to right, right, right.”
Visiting down the hall you could see such folks as Indiana Jones, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Ariel, Amelia Bedelia, and characters from Harry Potter and the Power Rangers franchises. Thing 1 and Thing 2 were favorites and someone even had a plate of green eggs and ham! Laura Ingels Wilder was busily helping all evening. So many characters!
The reading room where everyone gathered Thursday evening was turned into Lorax Land. School librarian Francene Toss greeted families and everyone could choose a book to take home to remember the day. They also made ooblek and special bookmarks.
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Photos courtesy of Oberlin Publicity Plugs Principal Susan Alig poses in her Seuss-ified costume during a celebration at Eastwood Elementary.