GREENBRIER — Wooster Elementary School in the Greenbrier School District celebrated “Read Across America Day” on March 2. That day just happens to be Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The two events together help children all across America realize that reading is not only important but a lot of fun too. Jessica Moreland, third grade literacy teacher, set up the use of Skype times with other elementary schools all across the country to discuss literacy. Using the Smart Boards that are in every classroom, Misty Moore’s fourth grade class Skyped with a fourth grade class in the state of Oregon and Lynzie Brewer’s class waved hello to Florida’s first graders.
The Cat in the Hat was a popular costume choice and book choice for this special day. Many students wore Dr. Seuss character costumes for the top costume contest. They also decorated the Wooster hallways with truffula trees. Many Seuss displays placed around the school featured Dr. Seuss themes. Readers from kindergarten through fifth grades all enjoyed sharing and receiving a book during their annual Book Swap. The Parent Teacher Organization provided a special treat of blue Jell-O containing “fish” in keeping with Seuss’ book “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.” Other books featured in singing, drawing, and reading throughout the whole school were “The Foot Book” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” With the help of the PTO and teachers and aides, the whole school enjoyed a fun-filled day.