Written by Laura Kelley, Asst. Principal, Crawfordville Elementary School Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:17
Cougars Cut Loose with Dr. Seuss
On Friday, March 5, 2010 Crawfordville Elementary School celebrated the birthday of the late children’s author, Dr. Seuss with an annual school-wide reading event. Various community members representing Ameris Bank, Capital City Bank, Wakulla Bank, Crawfordville Lion’s Club, Crawfordville Volunteer Fire Department, Wakulla.com, local attorney Francis Lowe, Riversprings and Wakulla Middle Schools, Medart and Shadeville Elementary Schools, as well as District Office and Crawfordville School personnel participated in the festivities by donning brightly colored stovepipe hats while reading a Dr. Seuss book of their choice to one of 34 homeroom classes from kindergarten to fifth grade. Special guest readers included Sue Anderson, Mike Barwick, Ian Brazier, Cindy Burse, Becky Cook, Jimmie Doyle, Tanya English, Jerry Evans, Courtney Peacock, Ray Gray, Margo Gunnarsson, Tiffany Hall, Pat Jones, Bonny Kyle, Frank Mingledorff, Beth O’Donnell, Brandi Panzarino, Shelli Payne, Terry Price, Alan Rosier, Faye Shepard, Sheryl Smythe, JoAnne Strickland, Kristi Thomas, Jeff VanSyckle, Dod Walker, Missy West, Mary Katherine Westmark, and O’Quinn Willis.
Students participated in various classroom activities throughout the day such as cooking and eating green eggs and ham, creating and decorating Cat in the Hat red and white striped hats, making favorite Dr. Seuss book headbands as well as mixing and playing with Ooblek. Art teacher Jennifer Brooks made Horton the elephant hats with huge floppy ears and long trunks with all of the kindergarten classes. Office personnel dressed as Things 1,2,3,4 and 5 in their red shirts and bright metallic blue pompom wigs. Many teachers and staff members wore Dr. Seuss t-shirts and pins which included The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, the Grinch and other memorable book characters.
Assistant Principal, Laura Kelley coordinated this year’s event and stated, “It was a wonderful way to actively connect members of the community to the school by involving them and demonstrating both the importance and fun of reading. Crawfordville is most appreciative of the time and talents of those who participated in this school-wide clelebration.” This annual event gave Crawfordville Elementary Cougars a chance to take a brief break from the academic routine prior to 2010 statewide testing.
Pictured: Jeff VanSyckle in Mrs. Marra's class
This information originally publisihed on March 9, 2010.
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