FBLA Reads Seuss to Youths

Posted on April 2, 2016 by


Dr. Suess’s birthday was celebrated on 2 March 2016 in Fleetwood Area School District. Theodore Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. In his 87 years of life, he became a much loved story writer. In 2000, Publishers Weekly voted for the “Best Selling” children’s stories of all time. Sixteen of the top one hundred were written by Geisel.

High School students in FBLA were encouraged to join the “Read Across America” program to read to the Elementary School students at Andrew Maier Elementary. For the second year in a row, the students read and interacted with the children. After the FBLA members read to the students, the children made projects based around their story book.

“We will hopefully be participating in these activities again next year to make it a new tradition,” FBLA advisor Mrs. Kelly Ackerman said.

Each grade in the elementary school was given a different story to read aloud. Kindergarten was given The Cat in the Hat and made masks for them to make and wear. First grade had been read The Foot Book and traced their feet to put rhymes inside of their footprints. Second grade was read There’s a Wocket in my Pocket and made pockets with Wockets inside of them. The Wocket is a silly green Dr. seuss creature. Third graders were read The Lorax and made puppets.

“It was cute to watch the third graders build the foam Lorax. Reading to them in the rocking chairs were a lot of fun,” senior Tara Wily said.

The fourth grade students were read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and made a poster with traced cutouts of their hands to make fish. Combining the short stories, funny rhymes, and made up characters, the students were happy to have the fun activities brought to their school.

“I liked watching the children making their projects and learning about the books,” senior Taylor Landis said.

If you are in FBLA or if you will be joining the club next year, join the fun in reading the books to the Elementary School students.


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