SWEETWATER COUNTY –The children at the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center (SCCDC) celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with many fun and educational activities. A special guest also stopped by to join in the birthday celebration.
SCCDC preschool students had a week of activities. The children participated in crazy hair day, mix match day, backwards day, and hat day. Not only were there crazy hair dos and outfits, preschool days were filled with many Dr. Seuss literacy, math, and art activities. The children cut and colored their very own Cat in the Hat hats and made green eggs and ham.
Jennifer Rundell, SCCDC teacher, said that “Dr. Seuss week at the SCCDC was a very busy and fun filled week. Thank you to all our parents and the community members who came out to help us teach our children. As quoted by Dr. Seuss, The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
The children were in for a big surprise when a special guest arrived to read to them. The children gathered together to listen to the wonderful Dr. Seuss books being read to them by the one and only Cat in the Hat.
Michelle Gatti, also known as the Cat in the Hat, was excited to come and read to all the children at the SCCDC. Volunteers like Gatti are valuable to the educational experiences provided for young children attending preschool at the SCCDC.
Gatti stated that, “I am so thankful for the opportunity to read to the children in our community! We know the importance of reading and by helping children learn to love to read early is crucial to their success in school. Dr. Seuss books are great because they are great with phonics but there is also a life lesson in a lot of his books. Oh, the Places You’ll Go and The Sneetches are two of my favorite books because of the life lesson told in the story. Ironically, Dr. Seuss’ first book was rejected several times by the publisher and now he is one of the most known and loved authors of children’s books. His story is incredibly inspiring and can teach children about perseverance.”
It was a fun and week full of learning and the SCCDC cannot wait to do it again next year. The SCCDC is thankful to parents and volunteers for making this week a success. Please contact the SCCDC if you would like to volunteer.
For more information on the SCCDC or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Elise Haapala at 307-352-6871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.