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Celebrating Seuss at Oak Ridge

by Ellen Mantenfel, Literacy Teacher – Oak Ridge School

During the week of March 2 through March 6, the Oak Ridge School community celebrated the 111th birthday of the beloved children’s author, Theodor Geisal, aka Dr. Seuss.

On Monday, classes were visited by The Cat in the Hat who read his infamous tale of mayhem when he visits a home when the mom was not there.

On Tuesday, Kindergarten through Grades 6 students were honored with guest readers in classrooms, including parents; School Committee Members, Lois Wack and Nancy Crossman; Sandwich High School Principal, Dr. Ellin Booras; Chief of Police, Peter Wack; retired teacher, Melissa Stanford; Resource Officer, Christa Cabral; Deputy Fire Chief, JJ Burke; Oak Ridge Staff members, Chad Shaw and Dick Auclair; as well as Science and Math Coordinators, Paula Chambers and Clare Brady.

On Wednesday, students and staff celebrated “Wacky Wednesday” by dressing up as Seuss characters or in other wacky ways, such as with backwards clothing, summer attire, and mismatched outfits!

On Thursday and Friday, upper and lower grade levels were matched to read to one another to share books and the gift of reading.

Celebrating the love of reading was the message for all for the week!