Thursday, March 25, 2010

School for Deaf students celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

School for Deaf students celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

In a celebration that featured brightly striped hats and games with “green eggs and ham,” The Scranton School for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Children recently marked the 106th birthday of the author of children’s books, Dr. Seuss. The school’s community room was divided into a menagerie of all things Seussical with eight different sections for students from pre-K through fourth grade. The children crafted hand-puppets, made their own “Cat-in-the-Hat” marshmallow treats, had their picture taken on a “Circus McGurkus” flying trapeze, and read their favorite Dr. Seuss books in “The Reading Corner.” The activities were organized by Eileen Cosgrove, school librarian, and were facilitated by Kathy Pliska, Bonnie Long, Alice Casparro, Marge Snopek, Michele Walsh, Nellie Noschese, Tara Graef, Brittany Lustic, Anne Thomas, Stefanie Fitzpatrick, Mauri Bowen, Mary Ann Stefko and Cathy Rhoten, all members of the school faculty. Students participating were: Basel Hijazi, Britney Moctezuma, Adam Zenker, Katrena Strother, Colby Charnetski, Karissa Dreher, Joshua Evans, Bailee Pratt, Matthew Locker, Abby Romiski, Jerome Wheeler, Grace Benham, Thomas DeVoe, Desiree Rivera, Victor Rivera-Ramos, Aaliyah Sanders, Kristopher Suggs, Selena Chaikowsky, John Dougher, Sarah Gerhold, Edward Racht, Roger Romiski, Paola Camacho, Garrick Hines, Lemuel Riolo, Adolfo Rivera, Ryane Smalley and Justin Warke.