America is Reading

IF YOU see anyone wearing unusual socks Thursday, don’t be surprised.

This is true especially in Martins Ferry where Crazy Sock Day is being observed as part of the elementary school’s Read Across America festivities. This is an annual reading motivation and awareness program calling for every child in every community to celebrate reading on or near March 2, the birthday anniversary of children’s author Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel).

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” if you read Dr. Seuss’ books – and other books as you grow older, because reading opens up new worlds.

THURSDAY’S activities won’t result in the viewing of a “Fox in Socks,” but no one knows what kind of socks that the students will be wearing as there will be different colors, animals and other designs. “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” won’t be the reaction of any viewers in Martins Ferry since that city doesn’t have a Mulberry Street, but they might notice some colorful socks being worn near Ayers Limestone Road.

“The Cat in the Hat” – if he had come back – probably would have been surprised if he had seen all the chapeaus similar to his hat being worn by the students Monday which was Hat Day at the school.

We don’t have figures about the number of hats worn, but the amount of headgear might have been reminiscent of “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” except they were all alike.

Today isn’t “Wacky Wednesday,” but it’s Button Day at the school, and Friday will be Pajama Day. With the variety of activities being planned such as puzzles, challenges to read a certain number of books and guest readers providing variety, it’s doubtful that any student will have the attitude of “I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!”

With the special days concentrating on one theme, students won’t feel out-of-the-ordinary as “Daisy-Head Mayzie” did.

Also, with hats, buttons, socks and pajamas being featured, it’s obvious a student won’t be troubled by “The Strange Shirt Spot.”

So many good books are available so one could tell a student, “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?”