Maple Avenue Elementary School students are busy preparing for the upcoming celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. As in schools across the nation, students will spend that day celebrating reading. The theme of this year’s event, sponsored annually by the National Education Association to promote reading, is “Reading—Where it’s Hat!” The event honors the birthday of the famous children’s author who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904.
Throughout the Maple Avenue school library are hats that students found or made a hat to wear on the day of the celebration. More than 300 hats circle the walls of the library in a colorful and fanciful display of the students’ resourcefulness and creativity.
Guest readers from the community have been invited to drop in March 2 to share their favorite books and read to classes. At the end of that day, students will don their hats and march to the gym to form a human chain of readers for 20 minutes of silent reading.
Maple Avenue Elementary School is located at W240 N6059 Maple Ave., in Sussex.