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Area Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at WCE

Sunday, March 02, 2014

A project station at the ninth annual celebration for the birthday of Dr. Seuss

About 125 students participated in special projects and read-alouds at WCE’s ninth annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday held in February. Students enrolled in undergraduate children’s literature classes and members of Student North Carolina Association of Educators set up project stations throughout the education building. Elementary school students cooked green eggs and ham, played games and completed art projects all related to different Dr. Seuss books.

WCE Student tutors a Wilmington Residential Adolescence Achievement Program participantThe special events were held Feb. 24 and 25 for students visiting the college for tutoring in the Education Laboratory (Ed Lab).  On Feb. 26, students in the Wilmington Residential Adolescence Achievement Program (WRAAP) participated in the Seuss events at WCE.

WRAPP is an after-school program for “at-risk” youth in Wilmington. The Watson College of Education has partnered with WRAAP for the past six years. The college provides tutoring and reading programs to help improve literacy.

The Seuss celebrations were coordinated by Jeanne Swafford and Kathy Fox, language and literacy faculty members and Ed Lab director Brian Brinkley.

“It was one of my favorite days that I tutored,” said Jessica Bundy, a WCE student in the elementary education program. “The activities were related to books we had read and were just fun to do!”