Capron Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss

Published 10:17 am Friday, March 13, 2020

Lorraine Greene Whitehead poses with kindergarten students, Wyatt Taylor and Rawan Alashmali after her dramatic reading of “Gertrude McFuzz” to the entire school. — Submitted Kathy Thompson

CAPRON

Capron Elementary School recently celebrated the birthday of the children’s book author, Dr. Seuss, also known as Read Across America Day, with a week full of activities.

Southampton County School Board members joined students in classrooms to read Dr. Seuss classics, and Lorraine Whitehead read “Gertrude McFuzz” to the entire school and some parents.

Individual classrooms also participated in various reading activities. Students enjoyed cupcakes and goldfish crackers, and received bookmarks, pencils and pencil grippers to commemorate the special day.

“Dr. Seuss, an author who has profusely contributed to the advancement of children’s literature, epitomizes a love of children and learning,” said Kathy Thompson, media specialist at Capron Elementary. “Also, his use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful. His writing style helps children develop their language skills and lays the foundations for learning to read.

“When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to America’s children that reading is fun and important. In the words of Dr. Seuss, ‘You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.’”