On March 2, students at Allegheny Valley Elementary School honored Dr. Seuss. The entire school participated in the celebration.
Students started the morning with partner reading. The older students paired up with the younger students and together everyone read books. They ended the whole group celebration with the singing of Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss and shared a birthday treat. The classes then returned to their own classrooms.
In Mrs. Fetzeck's kindergarten class, they read Dr. Seuss books and watched Horton Hears a Who. They compared the movie and the book and completed some Horton activities.
In Mrs. Lindsey's kindergarten class, they made a Cat in the Hat after reading the book, "Cat in the Hat". They read "Horton Hears a Who" and compared it to the movie. They also made Horton the elephant. They played a game by rolling a die and coloring the amount of stripes that they rolled. They worked in partners to do this and then counted how many stripes each person had. Students made door hangers to put on their bedroom door for when they are reading in their rooms.
For Dr. Seuss week, Mrs. Mitchell dressed up like the Cat and the Hat and her kindergarten class read many Dr. Seuss books. They discussed the books and made diagrams comparing and contrasting the different stories.
Students in first and second grades visited each classroom for a story and activity written by Dr. Seuss. With Miss Sears, students read "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish". Then they played a trivia game based on several Dr. Seuss books. The children were given a "fishing pole" with a magnet at the end and were able to "fish" for their question. Teams worked together to come up with the right answer. With Mrs. Ickert, students read "Bartholomew And The Oobleck" and learned how to make oobleck. In Mrs. Hoffman's classroom, the students read "Yertle The Turtle" and made a turtle.
Third and fifth graders listened to Mrs. Lindberg read "Bartholomew and the Oobleck". Then Miss Kent and Mrs. Lindberg helped them make green Oobleck.
Later, the fourth graders combined with the third -and fifth-grade classes and did a Dr. Seuss mad-lib that was created by Mrs. Gustafson. It was based on the story "Horton Hatches An Egg". Students had to think of various parts of speech, including nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and pronouns. They even got a chance to place some onomatopoeia into the story.