Thursday, March 3, 2011

Theodor Geisel

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!


  1. It's nice to feel that sense of excitement and community.

  2. Thanks for a wonderful idea - and image to start my day.

  3. I bet the kids really loved it! I can visualize the kids dragging around tired parents.

  4. Sometimes it is so hard to get parents back to school at the end of a long day. They are always surprised how much fun it is. Good job to the staff for working so hard!