Celebrating Dr.Seuss’ Birthday

Featuring SHS students/staff’s favorite Seuss books

By Katherine Medina

On March 2nd we internationally celebrate the birth of Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. He is the brilliant, creative, and rhythmical mastermind behind award winning Pulitzer Prize Books such as Fox in Socks and many more! 

March 2nd is a long-awaited date by many across the country. There is a build up of excitement that awaits children and even adults when it comes to trying the breakfast for champs, Green Eggs and Ham. Many elementary students build up the Seuss spirit by celebrating his birthday in ways such as making the famous red and white striped hat, as featured in the book The Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss is a well known writer, he is also a man that has articulated quotes left and right. One of his famous sayings being, “ It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become.” Becoming involved in school activities or even in general not only casts a shadow of memories behind but builds up a character you would’ve never known existed. It’s just something about holding a Seuss book that sparks our imaginations to run wild and left us wondering which book gave off that spark. After asking some simple questions I thought of sharing some of our students and staff’s answers. 

From stories like The Lorax chosen by Maya Darawsheh to One Fish,Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish chosen by Nevaeh Robinson, our students and staff had a wide variety of books to choose from. The well known accounting teacher, Mr. Laub, has stated his favorite book was Go, dog. Go! While the beloved Spanish teacher Profe. Cherry had steered in the Oh, The Places You’ll Go! direction. With no wrong answers here, the most favorite book was There’s a Wocket in my Pocket chosen by Sophia Ascani, Liz Turner, and many more! And finally I personally loved Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You? book because it teaches about onomatopoeia while still finding joy in rhyming. 

Moving a couple blocks east from the high school we hit Salisbury Elementary School and they are having their very own fun. Illustrating The Grinch in Mrs. Long’s virtual class appeared to be an exciting task amongst the first graders- each drawing more colorful than the last as the Grinch wears the famous Santa hat and suit. The elementary school is looking forward to Seuss Spirit days this upcoming week where students kick off the week wearing green and ending off the week with “where a shirt from a place you visited” day. This first week of the month is an eventful way to start off March for the little ones at Salisbury Elementary School.

Overall, Dr. Seuss day is not only labeled as just a birthdate but what he stands for. One man has brought memories that will continue expanding our imaginations for generations to come.