Dr. Suess Week

Miranda Palmer, Journalist

Dr. Seuss Week is the week we honor Dr. Seuss. Seuss isn’t actually his last or first name it is actually his middle name and his mother’s maiden name. His full name is Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904 and passed away in La Jolla, CA on September 24th, 1991. 

Dr. Seuss has written dozens of books such as, Green Eggs and Ham. Some of his books have been turned into movies and Tv series like Horton Hears a Who and The Lorax. 

Elementary schools do fun activities, like wacky dress up day and Cat in the hat day, to celebrate Dr. Seuss week. Some middle schools do the same, or do the same as high schools. Most high schools held trivia games or estimation games in the library for people to guess throughout the week and the answer/winner is announced during the end of the day announcements on Friday the last day of the school week. 

While some schools don’t participate in the week honoring Dr. Seuss, this year Iola High School held a guessing game, Seuss Estimation game, in the library. To enter in the game, you guess how many pink rings are in a tub. The student and staff member with the closest guess without going over win a prize. You can submit one guess per day.  The student winner was Zavi Evans with a guess of 2,016 and the staff winner was Donna Orth with a guess of 1952. The actual number of pink rings in the tub was 2,054.