On Monday, March 2, 2015 American School of Valencia joined the celebration Read Across America and celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss, an important and beloved children´s author born in 1904. The students in Preschool and Elementary School enjoyed a day filled with reading activities related to Dr. Seuss’ works and characters. High Schoolers and parents participated as reading volunteers visiting diverse classes and the school menu included a surprising dish honoring the book Green Eggs and Ham.
The Junior Library was the meeting point for everyone in 1st to 6th grade. All groups visited to read Dr. Seuss’ most renowned books, and have fun with some quizzes and interactive games. Students were invited to dress like their favorite book character and those who did it performed a parade for preschoolers. Teachers in Preschool prepared Seuss-inspired crafts and at 12:30 all these kids attended a special assembly where they met the famous character The Cat in the Hat.
Read Across America wants to celebrate the value of Theodor Geisel on children’s literature during the 20th century. “Dr. Seuss had a huge influence on children’s books because he used language to make it fun. He made reading fun and interesting”, Dr. Kristy L. Beam declared. “For over 50 years children have been reading and learning to read with Dr. Seuss’ books. Preschool children also love it because the rhymes are fun to listen to”, she added.