First Posted: 3/11/2012
Lehman-Jackson Elementary students and staff celebrated Dr. Seuss Day as part of Read Across America Week on March 2.
Classes completed activities, watched a showing of Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” and sang silly songs to commemorate the day.
Lake-Lehman Superintendent James McGovern read aloud the tongue-twisting “Fox in Socks,” by Dr. Seuss, sometimes stopping to take a breath or catch his bearings.
“It’s not about how well or fast you read it, but having fun while you’re reading,” McGovern told the students.
After the reading, students also enjoyed a Silly Seuss Sing Along led by music teacher Jenilee Kukuchka, who dressed as Fox in Socks. Kukuchka and art teacher Selena Mazzella, who dressed as the Lorax, prepared the Dr. Seuss celebration this year.
“Ever since I was little I loved to read, and I still read whenever I get a chance,” said Mazzella. “The key is to start when you’re younger and to find something you’re interested in.”
The students also completed several different Dr. Seuss activities within their classrooms. Students were asked to dress in red, white and black, and some classes even had a theme.
One second grade class dressed as “Things,” and students were numbered according to how many students were in the class.
Principal Marilyn Glogowski said the interactive day shows children that reading can be fun.
“Reading is important not only today, but every day,” she said. “It’s very vital. Children remember programs like this more than the curriculum.”