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A good dose of Dr. Seuss

News - March 14, 2012 Edition

MORRISBURG — Kindergartners at Morrisburg Public School (MPS) have been spending their days immersed in the many worlds of Dr. Seuss. 

With the release of The Lorax in theatres and with Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd, teacher Hannah Lunan, thought this was a great time to introduce the children to the classic books of Dr. Seuss. 

They  learned about rhyming with There’s a Wocket in my Pocket and other favourites. They learned a little math with the help of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and some yummy Goldfish crackers. 

Reading Green Eggs and Ham inspired Lunan to bring breakfast to school one morning... you guessed it, green eggs and ham!  

“They loved it,” said Lunan, admitting that she did prepare them for the feast by explaining how it was made. Food colouring was the ‘magic’ ingredient.

“They’ve been having fun with rhyming. They really enjoy all of his books, especially the classic ones,” she said. 

In addition to reading many of the Dr. Seuss classics, the kindergartners also played Dr. Seuss inspired board games, participated in Dr. Seuss inspired activities, and made lots of Dr. Seuss inspired artwork. According to Hannah, “it encourages their imagination, which is so important at their age.” 

While reading is great, students were also treated to the movie adaptation of Horton Hears a Who!

And, for the grand finale, Lunan’s class, along with the other MPS kindergarten class, travelled to the theatre in Brockville on March 7th to see the Dr. Seuss book-turned-movie, The Lorax

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