Kindergarten through eighth-grade classes at Ridgeview Elementary in Gray recently celebrated the work of beloved children’s book author Dr. Theodor ("Ted") Seuss Geisel.
The celebration at Ridgeview also coincided with the school’s Ninth Annual Used Book Drive.
Activities throughout the week included:
• Green Grinch Monday, featuring the Dr. Seuss stories “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” Students were encouraged to dress like the Grinch or just wear lots of green.
• Snoozie Tuesday, featuring “The Sleep Book” and “I’m Not Going to Get Up Today.” Kindergarten through fourth-grade students wore pajamas and snuggled with a buddy, while fifth- through eighth-graders came to school with “bedhead” hair.
• Wacky Wednesday, featuring “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!” and “Horton Hears a Who.” Students dressed wild and wacky.
• Read Across America Day, with students picking their favorite Seuss stories and wearing birthday party hats to celebrate Seuss’ birthday. Daniel Boone Beta Club members visited first- through fourth-grade classrooms as guest readers, and all students participated in Drop Everything and Read.
• Fox in Socks Friday, featuring “The Foot Book and “Fox in Socks.” Students wore crazy socks and had a “sock hop” event for kindergarten through fourth-grade students who brought five items to donate to the Ridgeview Used Book Drive.