Students at First Christian Academy in Richmond Hill paid tribute recently to a famous children’s author by celebrating the 108th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
According to Bonnie Cox with the school, students read various books by Seuss and enjoyed different Seuss-like snacks including The Grinch’s soda and green eggs and ham.
The students ended the week-long celebration by dressing up as their favorite Seuss character and taking part in the annual book parade around the school, Cox said.
“We had such a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday at our school,” said Barb Smith, principal at FCA. “This was a wonderful time for us to reinforce the importance of reading in a fun and exciting way.
“The students loved getting to hear all the interesting and silly stories that Dr. Seuss had written, and then dressing up as their favorite character from one of the books that they read (or had read to them). The parents enjoyed getting to come and cheer on their precious little ‘Who’s’ or ‘Cat in the Hat’s’ or ‘Cindy Lou’s’ while they paraded around the building.”
Though his birthday was March 2, the students celebrated during the last week of February.
Seuss’ birthday also has been celebrated in conjunction with National Education Association’s Read Across America day, an event that focuses on the critical need to instill a love of reading in children.