Lexington student-athletes entertain Western Elementary with Dr. Seuss books

Posted March 04, 2017

"After Dr. Seuss died in 1991, his wife was cleaning his office and found a book that Dr. Seuss wrote and nobody knew about the book", said Lorraine Adams, school teacher, as she introduced Kibbe.

Gifts for students the trio had, and when kids received books, their hearts were glad.

Through a partnership with the Springfield Museums, schools across the city were encouraged to integrate Dr. Seuss into their school curriculum to celebrate his work and his significance to Springfield.

This week, schools throughout the region are celebrating Read Across America, a celebration of reading started by the National Education Foundation in 1997.

Titled "Hats Off to Reading", the event will feature Seuss-themed crafts for children, performances by local students and door prizes. He's a teacher at Oakland Elementary School in Sumter.

On Thursday, pre-K and kindergarten students read "Horton Hears A Who!" and got stickers and reading sticks matching the book. She visited several classrooms to read to students. "I always tell the kids, 'Read, read, read, and write, write, write.' You have to do that in lots of different jobs, and I want them to understand how important it is".

A morning assembly the students had, and all had fun and none left mad.

John Mazer, 4, and his mother Joanne, were color penciling the Cat in the Hat.

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A full body and a full mind is just what the doctor - Dr. Seuss, in this case - ordered.

And "Don't Stop Reading", they also performed, to the tune of "Don't Stop Believing" and a fun reward.

Joshua Cowell was one of nine MUSD sites serving up the green eggs and ham breakfast on this day.

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"That is our goal for them: to become good readers and develop a life-long habit", Brainard said.

Another Seuss book as favorite, chose Tess.

Parents helped with the project, said Heeter who loves her students becoming authors. To have her school chosen from all those in Wisconsin is bliss. "Often times, the reasons that books are chosen are personal so that makes a strong connection for the students". Holmen's teachers and community sealed the deal.

In the Savannah area, a few special guests will be heading to Juliette Low Elementary on Friday at 10 a.m. for the school's big Read Across America event.