By Press Reports
The Pre-K Classes at Ackerman Elementary School recently celebrated the NEA (National Educators Association) “Read Across America” reading program.
The students have enjoyed a unit of study about some of the books written by the famous author, Dr. Seuss. They have enjoyed eating “Green Eggs and Ham” and a “Cat in the Hat” cake. The students and teachers would like to thank those in our school and in our community who took the time to read to the classes.
The Pre-K Teachers and Assistants are Cynthia Long, Jennifer Zirlott, Sherry Griffin and Cecelia Fondren.
History of Dr. Seuss
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss, was born in 1904 on Howard Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. To please his father, who wanted him to be a college professor, Geisel went on to Oxford University in England after graduation. However, his academic studies bored him, and he decided to tour Europe instead. Oxford did provide him the opportunity to meet a classmate, Helen Palmer, who not only became his first wife, but also a children’s author and book editor.
At the time of his death on September 24, 1991, Ted had written and illustrated 44 children’s books, including such all-time favorites as Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His books had been translated into more than 15 languages. Over 200 million copies had found their way into homes and hearts around the world.
Besides the books, his works have provided the source for eleven children’s television specials, a Broadway musical and a feature-length motion picture. Other major motion pictures are on the way.
His honors included two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize