‘Read Across America Day’ celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday at Hopewell school
By Staff Reports
Mar 4, 2013, 15:49
photo by James Peacemaker, Jr. Caitlin Davis, Senior Staff Writer for the Hopewell News~News Patriot, reads to a first grade class.
One book, two books, read book, Dr. Seuss books.
Dupont Elementary in Hopewell celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss by inviting members of the community to read to students for “Read Across America Day” on March 1.
Established by the National Education Association in 1998, “Read Across America Day” is a day built around the concept of getting kids excited about reading. The national campaign is held in classrooms all over the country.
That excitement was evident on Friday at Dupont as the students spent the morning hearing the works of Dr. Seuss read by members of the community.
Readers on Friday included Kim Evans, assistant superintendent for instruction, former school board member, Ronald Caricofe, Ray Watson, assistant superintendent for administration, Fire Chief John Tunstall, and Sheriff Greg Anderson to name a few.
photo by James Peacemaker, Jr. For national “Read Across America Day,” Caitlin Davis, Senior Staff Writer for the Hopewell News~News Patriot, reads “Green Eggs and Ham” to Mrs. Hicks’ first grade class at Dupont Elementary.
The Hopewell News/News-Patriot also came out for the birthday celebration on Friday. Caitlin Davis, senior staff writer, read to Mrs. Hick’s first grade class and chose Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham.”
Dr. Seuss’s famous characters such as the Lorax, The Cat in the Hat, and the Grinch, were seen on the walls of Dupont, along with student’s original Dr. Seuss artwork. Students were also seen wearing shirts decorated for the day as well.
Following the community readers, students lined the hallways for the storybook parade to close out “Read Across America Day.”
photo by James Peacemaker, Jr. Paxton Rutledge and Pernell Robinson, first graders, listen to a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham.”