Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Hilltop Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss week

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Third-graders at Hilltop Elementary School try to solve the puzzle the fourth-graders created using Dr. Seuss titles during the school’s recent Read Across America week.
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Hilltop Elementary School recently celebrated Read Across America week. The event was created by the National Education Association to commemorate Dr. Seuss’ contribution to reading. During library time the students played games associated with stories by Dr. Seuss and they learned that Dr. Seuss is Theodor Geisel’s pen name.

The week before the event, all of the classes created Dr. Seuss decorations that were put up around the school. The fourth-grade classes created a puzzle by mixing up Dr. Seuss book titles and posting them on the bulletin board for students to try to solve.

Hilltop librarian Crystal Kulle, with the help of Box Top winners Tyler Dunn and Brayden Hallonquist, Hilltop Principal Mandi Pelsl and library aide Adrienne Austin, created video presentations that featured the readings of four of Dr. Seuss’ books along with displaying the illustrations. Every day, teachers showed their classes these special videos. The books read were And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, McElligot’s Pool, The Lorax and Oh, the Places You’ll Go. The library posted on its website discussion questions and activities for each book.

The last day ended the celebration with games centered on the four Dr. Seuss books that were read during the week. There were costume contests and green eggs and ham for lunch in the cafeteria.

Upcoming events

The Argyle Senior Center’s next pot-luck luncheon will be March 21, with the theme of St. Patrick’s Day.

The Argyle Senior Center meets every Wednesday and Friday in the Argyle Town Hall Community Room, 308 Denton St. Exercise begins at 10 a.m. followed by card games at 11 a.m.

For more information, call Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438 or visit the website at

LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of 10 children’s books and two history books on Argyle. She can be reached at

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