What’s better than a birthday party? A birthday party for a week!!!
The infamous Dr. Seuss will be celebrating his birthday on March 2 and so will the students at Elsberry Schools.
Title One teacher, Kristen Hagemeier, has turned the day event into a week-long celebration of making literacy fun for grades pre-K through sixth.
Thursday evening, March 5, is designated Literacy Family Fun night. Families can enjoy a light dinner in the cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m., with Bingo for a Book and a book swap from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday is designated National Read Across America Day and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish with students encouraged to wear red and blue. Tuesday students can sport their craziest socks as they celebrate the famous book, Fox in Socks. Oh the places you’ll go theme on Wednesday encourages the students to wear what they want to be when they grow up. Thursday is The Cat in a Hat day students can bring a hat and stuffed animal to school with them for reading intervention time. The week wraps up on Friday as students find a friend to dress like twins celebrating, Thing One and Thing Two book.
The Book Swap is being coordinated by Julie Wilson, librarian. Students are asked to bring in gently used books by March 5 to the elementary library, with a three book limit. After all books are gathered they will be displayed on the Literacy Family Fun Night in the elementary gym. If a student participated by bringing books to swap then they will be able to browse for new (to them) books.