Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss.

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Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

In my art room we celebrated by doing a couple of things.

Of course, we made hats.

Cat in the Hat hats.

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But before we made the hats we read Dr. Seuss’ final book, published posthumously, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day, written with Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith.

“All schools for miles and miles around
Must take a special test,
To see who’s learning such and such –
To see which school’s the best.
If our small school does not do well,
Then it will be torn down,
And you will have to go to school
In dreary Flobbertown.”

6 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss.

  1. “Dreary Flobbertown” unfortunately describes the Park Ridge schools. Not because of the test scores, but because of the hostile work environment.

  2. I wonder who and what Governor Grinch is going to harm today. Did he hear children’s laughter? He will try to put a stop to that! With Grinch as Governor, we have nothing to laugh about!

  3. If no one knows how the kids do
    then all of the teachers can be like poo poo
    and that would be a fine how do ya do

  4. Nice to read about someone who brought great joy to children of all ages–especially love one of his later books, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! A wonderful potpourri of optimism, & always the perfect graduation gift, whether from preschool or a post-graduate program. (In fact–thanks–my friend’s son jjust earned his PhD, & I’m reminded that I could get him the book as a gift,)
    So sad, though, that he had to see the age of testing & “Dreary Flobbertown.”

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