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    A Serving of Green Eggs and Ham Sprinkled with Reading Fun

    John Campbell Students Celebrate the Magic of Dr. Seuss


    March 3, 2017

    It was a big birthday bash and while celebrating Dr. Seuss’ special day, John Campbell Primary students enjoyed a serving of green eggs and ham, sprinkled with a large dose of reading fun. 

    In a celebration of reading and books, students and staff at the school honored the famed children’s author during a week of Seussical fun, which included a daily highlight of classical Seuss stories and a family literacy night.  

    With his creative story-telling, colorful illustrations, and introduction to lovable characters, Dr. Seuss has not only entertained children of all ages for generations, but has also helped them learn to enjoy reading as they build their literacy skills.  After all, who wouldn’t enjoy learning to read with the help of a Lorax, a Sneetch, a cat wearing a hat, an elephant named Horton who hears a Who, and a Grinch that stole Christmas?

    Throughout the Seuss focused week John Campbell students celebrated five classics from the beloved author including Fox in Socks, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and The Places You’ll Go.  Additionally, during the specific Seuss themed day students enjoyed dressing-up in clothing representative of the book they were reading.  Also part of the week’s festivities, the school held a family literacy night where John Campbell staff and students from Central Washington University and Heritage hosted reading stations highlighting learning activities and strategies.  Throughout the evening students also enjoyed spending time with one cool cat who was appropriately sporting his red bow tie and striped hat.  Capping the event, participants enjoyed a reading of the classic story Green Eggs and Ham while enjoying a feast of the timeless treat, which was appropriately topped with a sprinkling of literacy fun.


    John Campbell celebrates Dr. Seuss and literacy. A Cat in the Hat pair.