St. Edmond students take inspiration from Dr. Seuss when it comes to creating what’s on top
At St. Edmond Elementary, on Wednesday it was. Young students took paper, and made all new hats.
I do like this hat, one of them said. It’s an animal, just not a cat. In fact though a critter, it’s not from a litter, but hails from under the sea’s briny waves.
It doesn’t have fingers. It doesn’t need mittens. It’ll never have kittens.
Whatever it is, this creature of lore, it’s alive and kicking and being worn and, unlike a sheep, it can never be shorn.
What is this critter, not from a litter?
It’s a squid, and no, Jace Buss, is not kidding.
He made it himself, Wednesday afternoon, on Wacky Wednesday, in his kindergarten room.
“I’d like a pet squid,” he told all his friends.
One of whom answered, “I look like a purple plum.”
Buss then asked, in all seriousness: “Do I look like a squid?”
He did indeed, if you closed your eyes, and used your imagination, to see through his eyes.
His St. Edmond teacher, Katherine Gross, said making wild hats is a good thing to do.
“We’ve been learning,” she said. “About adjectives.”
They’ll write more later, and learn even more, like finding fun words, adjectives galore.
It’s all part of a birthday, for the late Dr. Seuss.
The hat-making students, of all stripes and sizes, also wore socks, in five different sizes. Some had bold stripes, and some were mismatched, some bore no resemblance to their other foot’s half.
On Monday they learned about ham and eggs — green ones, we’re told, served without yams.
They’ll also spend today immersed in more words, reading with buddies from the nearby third grade.
Then Friday they’ll travel, and learn many things, enjoying some Seuss: “Oh The Places You’ll Go.”
Gross, too, way back in school, loved Dr. Seuss, a love that lingers.
“I’m still a fan,” she said full of glee.
There are no Grinches in her hat-filled room.