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One school, two schools, Stoddard School, Lincoln School. This week, both elementary schools are celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday with different themed days and activities.

On Tuesday, Lincoln students did “Put me in the Zoo” by bringing a favorite stuffed animal to school, and Stoddard students did “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” by wearing hats.

Kevin Janssen, the principal for both schools, said the different themes were chosen between the schools to accommodate for the different grade levels.

“The staff got together and they collaborated to come up with what they thought would be fun activities for the students to do,” Janssen said. “The kids seem to be really enjoying it.”

On Friday, both schools will have a birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss by wearing something red or white, like Huskers apparel.

Janssen said surprise guests will be coming to read to students throughout the week.

“I know a lot of teachers are reading a lot of Dr. Seuss books amongst others,” Janssen said. “The kids always enjoy when adults come in.”

Janssen said the schools celebrate Read Across America because Dr. Seuss is an important part of the nation’s literary history.

 “What a great week to celebrate it,” Janssen said. “It’s just a great time to remember that literacy is such an important part of our society. We just want to celebrate it and make a great experience for all kids.”

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