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FRIENDS Friday – 3/2

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Hi FRIENDS,

Happy stormy Friday. I hope everyone is staying safe and dry!

For today’s celebration, I want to, well, celebrate a celebration. Specifically, I want to send lots of love and appreciation to all of those passionate educators who went bananas for National Read Across America & Dr. Seuss Day.

For those who don’t know, here is the story with today’s awesomeness, which I pulled from the web:

Held annually on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss Day is a holiday that celebrates the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel – otherwise known by the pen name by which he authored children’s books: Dr. Seuss. During the 1990s, the National Education Association advocated for a day to celebrate reading all over the United States. In 1998, it started Read Across America and decided to hold it on the same day as Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

On Dr. Seuss Day it is customary to read a favorite book with [your] child. It could be one of Dr. Seuss’s books or it could be another children’s book author. The whole point of the day is to engage children in reading and to get them to read on a regular basis.

Well, as you might imagine, the spirit of this day has found a way to permeate many of our Little Sprouts schools.

But, the fun didn’t stop there. No, my friends, it bubbled up to the Home Office, where our friend Zack King penned this fantastic poem:

Is it going to rain all day?
Does it matter? We’ll still play!
Colors and hats and tutus too;
Grinches, Cats, Thing One and Thing Two!
“Plenty of fun” – that’s all that we wish!
(But why not have more? Add Red Fish, Blue Fish!)
Little Sprouts is always ready for a laugh;
Every day, rain or shine, from children to staff!

Love the creativity that is swirling around! Our Real Passion for early literacy is EXTRA noticeable today!

Thanks, Zack and all of you passionate, silly educators, for living our values!

Mark

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