10th Annual Seuss-abration

Western Mass elementary schools honor national Read Across America Day with Dr. Seuss

Gateway elementary schools held another successful “Seussabration”, to honor national Read Across America Day on March 7th. This is the 10th year that Gateway has participated in this event, which typically involves students, staff, parents and high school volunteers.

National Honor Society members from Gateway Regional High School visited classrooms and read to students at the Blandford, Chester, R. H.Conwell and Littleville Elementary schools.

In our area there are two great place to get a closer look at the work of Dr. Seuss. The National Dr. Seuss Memorial in Springfield, MA, and the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA. The R. Michelson Galleries exhibits many of Dr. Seuss’s original draws and limited editions. Both places offer an educational experience for children.

R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA.

  • The Political Dr. Seuss
    Companion site to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Independent Lens program on the political philosophy of children’s author and illustrator Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). Features audio clips of comments from Dr. Seuss on his career, a history of political cartooning, a gallery of his political cartoons from the World War II period and other illustrations, lesson plans, and related resources. (LII)
    URL: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/politicaldrseuss/
  • The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss
    Brief information and images of illustrations created by Dr. Seuss (born Theodore Seuss Geisel) before he “found fame as a children’s book author.” Includes work created for oil, ball bearing, beer, and sugar companies, bug spray (“Quick, Henry, the Flit!”), and radio promotional spots. From the Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego. (LII)
    URL: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dsads/index.shtml
  • Dr. Seuss National Memorial at the Quadrangle
    The Springfield, Mass., tribute to a native son. The site has a biography of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), photographs of the memorial garden, an events calendar, and a commercial page with more biographical data and art samples. (LII)
    URL: http://www.catinthehat.org/
  • Seussvile
    This is the official Dr. Seuss Page, sponsored by Random House. Itincludes booklists, things you can buy, games you can play, a calendar of Dr. Seuss events such as museum exhibitions, contests, activities, Dr. Seuss images, and information, such as the fact that Dr. Seuss was really Theodor Geisel (1904-1991). (LII)
    URL: http://www.seussville.com/
  • Read Across America
    “Originally created as a one-day event to celebrate reading on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2, … [the National Education Association’s] Read Across America has grown into a nationwide initiative that promotes reading every day.” Includes a FAQ, ideas and resources for events, and information about an NEA Spanish-language literacy program. Also includes lists of recommended books (such as Asian American and African American book lists), and a brief biography of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). (LII)
    URL: http://www.nea.org/readacross/

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