By: Karyssa McCubbin, Contributing Writer
For over eight years, Dr. Seuss week has been a hit at Chance Elementary School (CES).
From reading Green Eggs and Ham, to actually eating green eggs and ham, students look forward to this week every year. Dr. Seuss week was February 27th through March 3rd.
CES Principal, Tiffani Shuman, has been a part of Dr. Seuss week for the last eight years. “The importance is around Read Across America Day, which is recognized across the nation. It's a time to promote literacy and encourage reading,” said Shuman. CES chooses to celebrate around this time because Read Across America Day is near Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which is March 2nd.
Most students have heard about Dr. Seuss from either reading his books at school or at home. Teachers chose different Dr. Seuss books to read based on how they related to their curriculum. Some of the books teachers chose were, The Foot Book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and Green Eggs and Ham.
In addition to reading Dr. Seuss books there were also fun, educational activities planned for students. Some of the activities that happened throughout the week were Pajama day, measuring your feet using pennies, paper clips, cubes and crayons, a no shoe day and a challenge day where the students tried to read upside down.
During this week, students who were rewarded for positive behavior or actions got a Dr. Seuss themed prize from Mrs. Shuman. Faculty and staff try to recognize this time for students and look forward to it every year.