On a recent afternoon, OVS freshman Brody Moller sat in a chair as students from Lower Campus surrounded him as he read Cat In the Hat by Dr. Seuss. The students sat with excitement in their eyes captivated by Brody’s voice hanging on to every word like it was the last one they would hear.
Dr. Seuss’ birthday is celebrated in libraries all over the country and Upper Campus decided to join the celebration this year. In early March, high school students took a trip down to lower to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading stories to younger students and helping them with arts and crafts with students in Pre-k through 2nd grade.
This was the first time the Upper Campus has done anything like this and it seemed to go very well.
“I have to say when we were down there, [lower campus] were so excited to have the upper campus, the students there,” Devyn Reynolds the librarian at the Upper Campus who organized the reading shared.
In addition to reading, there was also face paint, arts and crafts, and multiple reading stations.
Junior Joshua Hsu helped with arts and crafts. He is typically seen around Upper Campus spending time with the younger kids that are up here, so going down to see the kids from Lower Campus was the perfect thing for him to do.
“I love to interact with kids and I found this as a great chance to meet the young spuds out there,” Joshua explained.
Joshua loved helping the students and showing them how to put arts and crafts together. Another student that helped with arts and crafts was freshman Sophie Stern, who was excited to see all the younger kids and work with them.
“It was a really great experience because they were so adorable and they were so sweet and they were so excited,” Sophie said.
The students who helped loved how cute the students were and how excited they were. Many of the students would love to do something like this again, and Ms. Reynolds is thinking about maybe trying this again.
Before going down to lower Brody was very nervous to work with the younger students, but he said once he got down there he felt very comfortable and was very happy to be there.
“Every student was nice and respectful to the students from upper and to their peers,” Brody said.Share