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STEM & Dr. Seuss Activities for Read Across America Day
Hernando Hills Elementary School
Posted On: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

STEM and Dr. Seuss Activities for Read Across America Day

The Cat in the Hat and PTA Volunteer Amanda Uselton kicked off the Read Across America Day at Hernando Hills Elementary.

    "The more that you read the more things you will know.  The more things you learn, the more places you'll go." --Dr. Seuss

    “Read Across America” is a Dr. Seuss Celebration.  Hernando Hills Elementary School had a fun-filled day of Dr. Seuss activities, including an outdoor field day with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities, all tied to Dr. Seuss books.

     Second grade students had a guest appearance from “The Cat in the Hat” and PTA Volunteer Amanda Uselton. She read them the book in the rotunda.  Next, students moved outdoors and went from station to station enjoying activities and experiments, staffed with PTA volunteers and community partners. 

     “All eight stations were tied to a Dr. Seuss book,” said Anna Leigh Minor, second grade teacher and an organizer of the event.

     Pediatric Dentist Jason Coleman sent a representative to talk to students about tooth health, and gave the students toothbrushes. This went with The Tooth Book.  Students ran relays with plastic green eggs to illustrate Green Eggs and Ham. They all got to use potting soil and plant a “truffle tree” from The Lorax.  A cup stacking contest celebrated The Cat in the Hat.  

Second grade teachers Anna Leigh Minor and Victoria Dove planned the STEM activities.

     “We will make this bigger and better next year because our students read and re-read the Dr. Seuss books and learned a lot from the STEM activities,” said Victoria Dove, second grade teacher and Field Day organizer.  “Students learned to work in teams as well as understand the science behind the experiments.”

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