The more you read!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Today is International Dr Seuss Day, a worldwide celebration of Horton hearing a who, those Fox and their Sox, a turtle named Yertle, the Lorax and his Truffula trees; and a famous Cat in a stripy hat.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, universally known by his pen name Dr Seuss, was a writer, poet and cartoonist. He released a total of 46 books for children and was rumoured to discard 95% of his material before settling on a theme for a new book. He sometimes spent up to a year writing a single story. Friday 2nd March is a celebration of his life and works, as it was on this day in 1904 that he was born. His exciting, crazy tales have inspired many children to love reading and story writing. His characters are memorable and fun and his style is globally recognisable.

As with many schools, there is a special place at Trinity Christian School for Dr Seuss. In 2014, 110 years after his birth, we presented Seussical the Musical as our biannual stage show to sell out audiences. Today to celebrate International Dr Seuss Day, the KAT team organised and ran some fun activities across the Junior School to help our students remember:

“Don’t give up, I believe in you all, a person’s a person, no matter how small.” and “Why fit in when you were born to stand out!”

Eight classes from K-5 had a special Seussical story-time visit with members of the Kidsmatter Action Team (we call them KAT) presenting some of the Drs most favourite tales. At lunchtime there were activity stations and displays available for Junior School students to engage in colouring in, creative hat making and cattail construction. Blessings and thanks to Miss Karina Luke, Miss Brianna O’Keeffe and the KAT team and all who made this a ‘great day for up!’

Children and their families can build relationships and friendships that carry you through your schooling years and be long lasting.