JUNIATA — "Look at me! Look at me! Look at me now! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!"
Words from the infamous Dr. Seuss book "The Cat in the Hat" were received with wide eyes and rapt attention in the classrooms Friday at Juniata Elementary.
The school hosted several fun and festive activities Friday to honor author Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 and to remind the youngsters of ways they can make reading a fun and creative activity.
To start the afternoon, Juniata hosted its first "Bingo for Books" event for all grade levels. Members of the Adams Central High School FBLA club served as emcees and supervisors of the event, where each bingo winner was rewarded with a new book.
The high schoolers as well as Juniata teachers and staff donned tall, striped hats and white gloves for the bingo game, in keeping with the day's storybook theme. The staff at Juniata hosted activities for Dr. Seuss Day last year, but organized the bingo for the first time in 2014 to the delight of teachers and students alike.
"We love to find creative ways to encourage the kids to read and to love reading," said Juniata Principal Jennifer Pohlson. "Many of our teachers participated in bingo, too, and it was a fun break from the normal routine for everybody."