The Cat in the Hat in First grade!
March 2nd is Read Across America Day which celebrates author Theodor Geisel’s birthday. On Friday March 4th, students in our First grade had lots of fun with new friends from the Colegio Colombo Británico, whom were invited to share a birthday cake! Both school’s First grade teachers donned the famous red and white striped hat and the children shared various activities to get to know each other: count the cats in Mrs. Ravassa’s office, word puzzles and outdoor activities.
“The Cat in the Hat” was written by celebrated children’s book author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel, 1904-1991) after being requested by Houghton Mifflin’s education division to create a 225-word primer for children. “Write me a story that first-graders can’t put down!” They published the primer in 1957 and the rest is history.
The month of March is a month to promote reading and all First graders go to Mrs. Ravassa’s office to read her a short story in English. They received a diploma and felt quite proficient with the important milestone! Congratulations to all First graders who are reading!