Green eggs, ham and a teaching program

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On March 2, 10th and 11th graders in Carolyn Paul’s and Megan Faeger’s English classes at Connetquot High School visited Helen B. Duffield Elementary School to help their younger peers celebrate the birthday of classic children’s author Dr. Seuss. Prior to this, the high schoolers spent a week meticulously planning Dr. Seuss-themed lessons catered to students at each elementary grade level. These ranged from decorating paper top hats with story elements from “The Cat in the Hat” to a planting activity inspired by “The Lorax” to writing letters to Horton from “Horton Hears a Who!”

Through leading the elementary schoolers in these activities, the high schoolers were challenged to think strategically like teachers, to develop their public speaking skills, and to act as positive role models. CHS and Duffield students alike enjoyed a day of creativity and fun, both of which epitomize Dr. Seuss.