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PJs help kids cozy up to books

March 14, 2013
By J.T. Whitehouse , Town Crier

Dobbins Elementary students celebrated an interesting end to the week by having a little fun on Friday, which was Read Across America Day. They took part in "I am not going to get up Friday" by wearing their pajamas to school.

"We incorporated pajama day into a fundraiser," said Dobbins Principal Cheryl Borovitcky. "The kids paid a dollar to wear their pajamas to school."

She said the dollars were put into a fund to improve the school's playground. Over the past few years, similar fundraisers were held to pay for reframing the playground, adding mulch and a new swing set and replacing the rubber surface. The next phase will be to add more rubberized surface to the existing playground.

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Photos by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Dobbins third-grader Sydney Ohlin and second-grader Logan Boano take five to enjoy a good book in the hall during Friday’s Read Across America Day. The students got to wear pajamas to school for the day to make it fun and help raise funds to improve the school playground.

Borovitcky said Friday was a perfect day with so much going on. It was Read Across America Day and Saturday was Dr. Seuss' birthday. Books became the obvious choice. Leading up to Friday, the students took part in themes each day.

On Monday, the Dobbins kids dressed in a mix-match of clothes as they read "The Cat in the Hat." On Tuesday they all wore hats as the book of the day was "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back."

On Wacky Wednesday, the dress of the day was "silly socks." Needless to say, the book of the day was "Fox in Socks" and students participated in activities like measuring and comparing feet.

Thursday saw the kids enjoying the food that was the highlight of the book, "Green Eggs and Ham."

On Friday, the students dressed in their pajamas and held recess inside as they enjoyed a day of reading. In the first-grade classes, the students held a science experiment by making homemade Oobleck. The finish product was a liquid and a solid and was a good experiment for the classes. The Oobleck was made by the students after they read the Dr. Seuss book "Bartholomew and the Oobleck."

"Our theme for the day was get comfy and read," Borovitcky said. "The children benefit from reading and will benefit from the playground improvements as well."



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