Just a small sampling of the “Things” at Holyoke Elementary last week are pictured from left, Nicholas Moreno, Trinity Moreno, Jackie Santiesteban, Izzy Perry, Peyton Adams and Maelynn Frost. — Johnson Publications

Students learn a thing or two about the joy of reading

    Thing 1 and Thing 2 — and 3 and 4 and 5 — were popular choices of Dr. Seuss characters at Holyoke Elementary School last Thursday, but a number of other books by the beloved children’s author were represented as well. Cat in the Hat hats were easily spotted even from a distance. Lorax mustaches made for silly additions to students’ and teachers’ usual looks. A Grinch or two could be seen eating breakfast. Horton made an appearance, and for a change, the elephant wasn’t the only one that could hear the Whos, whose hair was certainly a sight.
    From Feb. 27-March 2, Holyoke students enjoyed their own twist on the nationwide celebration of Read Across America, which culminated in Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Friday.
    On Tuesday, students went to school wearing crazy hats and hairstyles. The day began with an assembly in the gym, where the Holyoke High School speech and drama class presented dramatic readings of “Horton Hears a Who!” and “The Lorax.”

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