In honor of Dr. Seuss, my school had an evening celebration. Children were invited back to school for a scavenger hunt. Upon arriving, children looked for rooms with a place to move, a place to have a healthy snack, a place to receive and read a book, and a place to make a special hat.
Each room was filled with teacher and parent volunteers ready to help kids try out a variety of physical activities, snack on veggies and popcorn, choose and read a favorite book, and decorate a well-known red and white hat.
For one hour, our school building was filled with smiling, laughing children dragging their parents from room to room and then returning to their favorite rooms. The parents were smiling and laughing watching their children and chatting with acquaintances perhaps not seen this long winter.
My job was passing out bookmarks as our young friends exited. Parents and children were generous with their thank yous. Thank yous for bookmarks and thank yous for a fun filled winter evening that gave everyone a much-needed lift.
Thank you Dr. Seuss!