BETHELEHEM – One teacher at Bethlehem School painted her summer vacation a little differently than others.

Beth Williams painted the entire student activities center in one big Dr. Seuss mural that includes, Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, and Green Eggs and Ham.

Williams, who teaches third and fourth grade math says she wanted to do something to brighten things up.

“I just wanted to do something that would brighten the kids day when they saw it,” said Williams.

“The mural is in correlation with the celebrations in March,” said Williams. “I love seeing the kids faces when they see the familiar characters on the wall.”

During the month of March school districts celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday.

Other helping hands included Bonnie Jefferson, Alesha Gilley, Ashley Hardy, Julie Lassiter and Blossom Owens, who all pitched in and painted the base coats.

Students were thrilled with the painting. After all, it is the first thing they see when they arrive at school.

“I like it, it is really pretty,” said Adysen Hardy.

“The painting really helps to make my day brighter,” said Logan Killingsworth. “When I first saw it I was like 'what is that,' but now I really like it.”

Principal Roseanne Mitchell said it feels good to have teachers that surpass expectations.

“It is such a good feeling to have teachers that go above and beyond for our students,” said Mitchell. “She just came in and worked. She did this with her own money and wants nothing in return for it except to see the students smile. We are lucky to have her.”