PS/MS 57 Team in East Harlem Celebrates the Life and Work of Dr. Seuss

Today’s guest blogger is Miguel Adames. Miguel serves with City Year New York as the Positive School Climate Events Coordinator on the Credit Suisse PS/MS 57 team in East Harlem. 


This past Friday, we held our second Bringing Books to Life (BBL) event, which was in honor of the great Dr. Seuss. BBL events are a great way to introduce popular children books in a more interactive format, which allows students to relive a book they have already read.  The book that was brought to life was Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.


Our Dr. Seuss BBL was put on for students in pre-kindergarten to second grade, in our school’s auditorium. This event was not only extremely successful, but entertaining based on the positive reaction from our crowd. We had over 350 students and 40 adults present for this interactive function. We not only brought The Cat in the Hat to life, but we also presented Dr. Seuss’ life’s work to the audience, which included a game at the end. Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday by putting on a wonderful BBL was not only an amazing opportunity, but also a great way to show students the importance of reading.


Thanks to Amanda Esteves, Andrew Group and Jessica Cantey for being the point people for this event and a huge thank you to my team for putting on yet another successful function.