Students across the United States will participate in the National Education Association’s signature program, Read Across America, on Thursday, March 2nd. This year-long program, now in its 20th year, focuses on motivating children to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

“We want to emphasize the importance of reading by dedicating a whole day to meaningful reading activities. Reading is something that each of us do every day. It is an important part of learning, but it can also be a way to relax or be entertained! Our goal is to reinforce the joy and value of reading by celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday,” commented Lower School Director, Susannah Allen.

TSA’s lower school students will celebrate “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Day” on Thursday with several different activities planned throughout the day:

  • Hat Day – Hats abound in Dr. Seuss’s books. Dr. Seuss believed a hat had a special kind of magic that could transform the wearer. Whether it’s for a party or just to add a bit of nonsense to the day, kids will have a “hatful” of fun wearing these hats.
  • Bookmarks – Every class will receive bookmarks from the office to decorate for Dr. Seuss’ birthday
  • Dr. Seuss books – Students bring in their favorite Dr. Seuss book ( we will have a special DEAR time – Drop Everything And Read)
  • Terrific Trojan Readers – Each homeroom will have a special guest reader come by to read their favorite story to the class.
    K3 Shaw – Travis Absher 9:30
    K4 Stevens – Mr. Dzwonkowski 10:40
    K4 Murphy – Mrs. Kitchings 9:15
    K5 Kitchens – Mr. Hankinson 9:15
    1st grade (combined) – Courtney Absher 9:30
    2nd Garretson – Mrs. Cheek 12:30
    2nd Smith – Coach Whetsel 12:30
    3rd Miller – Mrs. Hayslip 12:00
    4th Hardy – Coach Jones 1:45
    4th Hinson – Coach Smith 12:00
  • Andy the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse will join us and read to our K4 and K5 students. 
  • Poster Contest– Every student (grades 1-6) was given the opportunity to create a reading poster featuring a Dr. Seuss quote or lesson. Posters are on display in the hallway between the library and the double door entrance to the lower school parking lot (across from daycare.)
    • Poster winners are: First -Third grades (1st place – Kiley Kate Hodgin, 2nd place – Caleb Malcom, 3rd place – Kyla Sardoma) Fourth – Sixth grades (1st place, Boone Fyke – 2nd place, Madeline Fyke – 3rd place, Anna Hilliard)
  • Dr. Seuss Snack – Parent volunteers from each class will bring Dr. Seuss themed snacks