It’s Diffendoofer Day at Morgan Academy! What is Diffendoofer Day, you ask?
Diffendoofer Day is the first day of standardized testing every year at Morgan Academy. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! is a book that Dr. Seuss started before his death in 1991. His publisher took his sketches, characters, and story ideas to Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith and asked them to complete the story and illustrations. The result is a fabulous book about a school that’s a little “different-er” than the rest. When Diffendoofer School is forced to take a test, the fantastic teacher, Miss Bonkers, declares:
“Don’t fret!” she said.
“You’ve learned the things you need
To pass that test and many more-
I’m certain you’ll succeed.
We’ve taught you that the earth is round,
That red and white make pink,
And something else that matters more-
We’ve taught you how to think.”
So, the first day of standardized testing each year, a Morgan Academy teacher reads Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss before we start our testing. It reminds our students that they know how to think! Happy Testing!