And to Think That They Learned About It in Glen Cove

Fourth graders from Allison Hernandez’s class at Landing Elementary School took a mini field trip to Deasy Elementary School to work on a collaborative literacy project with Meryl Gordon’s first graders in the school’s Discovery Cove learning center.

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, the fourth graders read the book with the younger students and helped them to author their own endings.

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was Dr. Seuss’ first book, published 75 years ago this month. An actual street in Dr. Seuss’ hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts served as the inspiration for the book. The story follows a boy named Marco who observes the sights and sounds of people and vehicles traveling along Mulberry Street. Marco dreams up an elaborate story to tell his father at the end of his walk, but decides instead to simply tell him what he actually saw.

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is also in March, and Deasy kindergartners will read and watch The Lorax as part of an interdisciplinary exercise to coincide with their science unit about trees.

The Discovery Cove combines the latest resources to teach creative, 21st century skills with traditional tools and methods in a warm, friendly environment with colorful walls – all designed to inspire creativity in young children.