PES Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Most stations had a theme around one of Dr. Seuss' many books and one station was around "Put Me in the Zoo." Students used dot dabbers to spot the leopard. (Photo By Kaileigh Deacon).

The students and faculty at Princeton Elementary School took time out of their afternoon on Thursday to help celebrate and honor beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Each year the teachers come up with different activities for students to do focusing around a different Dr. Seuss book. 

This year before the festivities began, grades pre-K through eight gathered in the center of the gym for a short presentation. Masons Scott Harriman and Brad Morris talked to the students about Bikes for Books. Starting Thursday, and running until after April vacation, students can read books to enter for a chance to win a bike. After April vacation members of the Masonic Lodge will draw a boy and girl winner for each grade level. The boy and girl who read the most books will also win a book. What better way to start Dr. Seuss Day than to encourage students to read. 

Principal Charity Williams opened the festivities by asking students how old Dr. Seuss would be, which the answer is one hundred and twelve. Students could move between eight different stations and play a variety of games. The big hit was by far the cupcake station where students got to pick one cupcake that was decorated with a Dr. Seuss theme. Other favorites included the Put Me in the Zoo, Spot a Leopard, and the Dr. Seuss reading station.

Each student was also given a ticket to write their name on for one of eight prizes. Two of the prizes were bags with several Dr. Seuss books in them. 

 

All in all, Dr. Seuss Day was a huge success and students and teachers alike had a blast.