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Schools celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with Read Across America day

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Schools celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with Read Across America day

"Jill Cottillion, Keri Baldwin, and Rebecca Ward have been coordinating the readers for each grade level", she said. She had antique copies of Dr. Seuss books displayed in the media center.

By 10:30 a.m. the festivities were done, and students returned to their rooms for more reading fun.

According to the National Education Association's website, the program is in its 20th year. What about doing something to get them excited about reading?

Throughout the week, schools and the library hosted book fairs for students.

About Read Across America ¯Read Across America was born on March 2, 1998.

"Early literacy is very important", Conklin, who interns in a kindergarten classroom at G.W. Carver Elementary School, said.

Oswald has been serving up the whimsical snack for 14 years now, on the anniversary of Theodor Geisel's birth.

Kary said this book has an interesting story because it wasn't published until 2015. They were used by the isolationists during World War II, those who wanted the United States to sit idly by while the Nazis marched across Europe. "On wacky Wednesday the children wore their clothes inside out for Dr. Seuss's book with the same name". To combat illiteracy, Geisel's publisher gave the author a list of 400 words deemed important for kids to know.

Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.

At the Homer Street School, Principal Cathy Roberts and a reader instructor dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 and went around the school kicking off Read Across America month.

Students who read books will be rewarded with tickets, which will placed in a drawing for a chance to splat teachers with eggs on May 15.

Most of all, the goal of Read Across America Day is to share what the famous author and illustrator has brought to so many children over the years - the joy of reading. The Cat in the Hat, portrayed by library Youth Services Assistant Jennifer Pelt, led the children in Seussian activities and songs before introducing three guest readers. "Children often are presented with reading that is strictly for academic purposes".

Burgandee Porter, a junior at Ontario High School, visited the school to earn some National Honor Society hours while reading to elementary students.

"The schools here have always done a lot to have people from the community come in", Towne said.

W.A. Perry Middle School - Families are invited to enjoy an evening of games, reading, refreshments, and fun.

As one would expect, the Friends have gotten more expert over the decades. San Bernardino County's scores: 37 percent "below standard", 46 percent "near standard" and 17 percent "above standard".

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