Van Buren hears a ‘Who’: young readers celebrate Dr. Seuss

VAN BUREN, Maine — During the week of Feb. 26-March 2, students and staff at Van Buren Elementary school celebrated Dr. Seuss and promoted reading and writing with a variety of fun activities.

“Our students did a wonderful job in the celebration and we had lots of fun,” said Alexis Sirois, second-grade teacher and Aroostook Right to Read vice president at VBES.   

Students had the chance to “Seuss-ify” themselves as a fun way to promote reading and writing for Read Across America.

“They celebrated a different Dr. Seuss book every day and dressed in wacky clothes, PJs, and stripes to go along with the books,” said Sirois.

To echo the Seuss theme, the young readers decorated doors, read several books to other students, and listened to community members get tongue-tied as they read to them.  

At the week’s conclusion, students and staff alike agreed it had been a ‘Who-tastic’ week of reading and writing.

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