It’s Read Across America week, during which children around the country celebrate the wacky, long-lasting legacy of Dr. Seuss.
Students in Beatrice elementary schools spent the week wearing silly socks and mismatching clothes and had other themed days in celebration of the rhyming “Green Eggs and Ham” author.
On Thursday, it was pajama day at Paddock Lane and the kindergarten students in Lindsay Bent’s class had a mysterious mission. They were instructed to bring a pillowcase to class but they didn’t know what they would be doing with it until Bent broke out the markers.
In honor of pajama day, and after having read “Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book” and “I am not Getting up Today,” kindergartners turned their pillowcases into flashcards to help them learn their vocabulary words before catching some Zs.
“Since we're in our pajamas and we're doing Dr. Seuss week, we are writing sight words on pillow cases so they can take them home and they can practice their sight words before bed,” Bent said.