Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


February 28, 2012

Dr. Seuss appeals to BPS students

Classroom of the Month

BATESVILLE — Batesville Primary School students are looking forward to celebrating Dr. Seuss’ (Theodor Seuss Geisel’s) 108th birthday March 2.

Mayor Rick Fledderman has even proclaimed it Read Across America Day “to encourage every citizen in Batesville to read a book and engage in literacy activities,” reports BPS principal Melissa Burton.

Since a variety of activities to promote the joy of reading are planned in K-3 classrooms throughout the week, they have been named The Herald-Tribune’s Classrooms of the Month for February. 

“Dr. Seuss is a well-known and well-loved children’s author,” points out Angie Weigel, Title I reading intervention specialist. “By incorporating Dr. Seuss into literature, we’re able to make it fun, and the kids are learning to read.”

On Wednesday, Feb. 29, she will accompany a group of third-graders  to WRBI’s radio station. The youngsters will read “I Wish that I had Duck Feet,” which was written under the author’s pen name of Theo LeSieg.

The book has a “nice little message” about being yourself, she adds.

Teacher Teri Fledderman says, “I’ve been surprised how the third-graders have jumped into this. We just finished a unit on poetry and now we’re talking about Dr. Seuss, focusing on his perseverance, writing, his imagination and his poetic style. Every child relates to him in some way.

“Friday is hat day for the third-graders and my class will also be asked to dress as a Dr. Seuss character if they wish.”

Some of her students revealed their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Anna Gerth likes “The King’s Stilts,” while Hannah Nunlist prefers “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.” Kyra Hall enjoys that book, as well as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “The Lorax.”

Matthew Ison, Andrew Wagner and R.J. Powell favor “Are You My Mother?”

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