The Cat in the Hat visited our school this morning. His arrival capped off a week long celebration of the amazing works of the Cat’s beneficent creator, Dr. Seuss. Students and staff were encouraged to dress up as characters from Dr. Seuss books, resulting in a colorful invasion of Grinches, Cindy Lou Whos, and Thing Ones and Thing Twos. The Cat himself handed out prizes to the winners of the coloring and trivia contests, and every child received an autographed bookmark to take home.
Even though they knew it was a costume day, several of my students seemed taken aback when they walked in to find their normal teacher replaced by this strange creature:
I’m not sure who I intended to be, but one of the other teachers dubbed me Mrs. Grinch, so let’s go with that. All I know is that when life hands you the opportunity to wear a neon green beehive wig, you don’t pass it up.