Happy Birthday 🎉

March 2, 1904

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known under his pseudonym “Dr. Seuss,” was probably the best-loved and the best-selling children’s book writer of all time! My childhood, my daughters and my grandchildren, have enjoyed these beautiful books! As an educator I passed on my love for the gift of reading with Dr. Suess books and now my daughter does the same in her classroom! A celebration of his birthday on March 2nd each year kicks off a week-long Read Across America!

But wait ⛔ In the division of this nation, anger-filled individuals and everyone eager to find a reason to “cancel.” We find ourselves scratching our heads wondering what is going on.

The link below is one article regarding why Dr. Suess is cancelled in some US schools

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/02/27/why-dr-seuss-is-cancelled-some-us-schools-wont-celebrate-him-in-2021/

Oh how I worry about the things they will do

What will my grandchildren, and those after go

To learn, appreciate, laugh, create, imagine and grow

Oh my oh my, do people who cancel really know

This type of thing is not the way, but maybe so…

Soon we will have no one left to say, No!

March 2 is National Read Across America Day, established by National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. The day occurs each year on the birthday of beloved children’s book author Dr. Swiss. A perfect way to celebrate is to read one his famous tales, like One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, fix green eggs and ham for breakfast or take a virtual trip through the places you will go!

March into reading! It takes you anywhere you want to go! You learn about others, differences, cultures, animals, space, science, math and so much! Appreciate all, understand differences and grow! Enjoy Read Across America!

National Read Across America Day – March 2

Published by Brenda Yoho

Christian,Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aspiring Author, Motivator, Survivor, Leader, Coach, Mentor and a service agent living a life of purpose. Started my career in education as a teaching assistant, moved into the teaching role, followed by administration serving as Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Educational Support Programs. Over my more than two decades of educational experience I have served as the Illinois Principals Association Illini Region Director and most recently as a mentor/coach for principals. In addition, I have presented at their conferences over the years. In my final years in administration I served also as the Illinois Association of Title Directors Vice President and Treasurer. I am a survivor of an indirect hit of lightning and an almost fatal accident with a semi truck that hit the car I was traveling in with my family. My daughter, granddaughter and close friend survived as well! My injuries were the most significant leaving lifelong damages.

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