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Jackson-Keller celebrates the genius of dr. seuss

Last week, the students and staff of Jackson-Keller Elementary were into all things Seuss! Throughout the week, theme days were held in celebration of some of the most famous books by Dr. Seuss. Students and staff participated in the following theme days:

Monday: “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Day”- Wear your favorite hat!
Tuesday: “Fox in Socks Day”- Wear crazy socks!
Wednesday: “Oh the Places You’ll Go Day”- Wear a shirt from somewhere you’ve visited!
Thursday: “The Cat in the Hat Day”- Wear black, white, and red to look like the Cat in the Hat!
Friday: “Green Eggs and Ham Day”- Wear green!

Many Dr. Seuss books were read by teachers and students alike. In addition, ties to math, science, core virtues, and art were included in the week’s activities. Students were given the opportunity to estimate the number of Suess-tastic items (such as Lorax tree seeds and the fish from 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish') in several different jars at the “Estimation Station.”

In the Science Lab, they experimented with Oobleck (from the book 'Bartholomew and the Oobleck'), and they helped the Grinch have a heart by writing random acts of kindness and kind words on hearts and placing them on a larger-than-life Grinch in the front hallway of the school.

The fabulous cafeteria staff created an exciting lunchroom experience for our students by dressing as the famous Cat in the Hat one day, and many of the students found very creative ways to celebrate the week through their clothing and accessories as well.

Students were given literacy-based reading and writing materials as prizes for their creativity throughout the week. The students who made the closest estimations at the Estimation Station were also given some great goodies to further their literacy development! The week was quite exciting, and the students can’t wait to celebrate Dr. Seuss again next year!

Students sport their Cat in the Hat attireJackson-Keller staff sport their best Cat in the Hat attire.

Students wear green for Dr. Seuss bdayIn honor of Dr. Seuss book, "Green Eggs and Ham," this student wears the color green.

Student wears green for Dr. Seuss bday.This student added a tiny top hot to complete her green ensemble.

Students prepare experiment with OobleckStudents in a fifth grade class prepare to experiment with Oobleck!

Second grade student shows her love for seuss with ther cat in the hat styleA second grade student show her love of Dr. Seuss with her "Cat in the Hat" style.

First grade teachers show crazy socks.First grade teachers show off their crazy socks in true Dr. Seuss style!

Kindergarden student wears red, white, and black in honor of Cat in the HatThis Kindergartner sports red, white, and black in honor of the "Cat in the Hat."

Students help the Grinch by posting hearts.Students helped the Grinch have a heart by posting kind words and random acts of kindness throughout the week.

Posted on Mar. 7, 2013