• Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

    The Dr. Seuss classics were brought out in District 50 this past week as elementary schools celebrated Read Across America Day.

    An estimated 45 million students, parents and teachers nation-wide celebrated the official Read Across America Day on March 3rd in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2nd) and to promote daily reading.

    Some schools had students and staff dress up as Dr. Seuss characters and read their favorite Dr. Seuss literature in groups. Guest readers were brought in to spend time with students, read aloud and remind them that reading isn’t just important because of academics, but it can also be fun.

    The Insider stopped by Harris Park Elementary and the first grade class of Zarife Dominguez to see how they celebrated Read Across America day.

    “We were able to read our favorite Dr. Seuss books with older students and our friends. The older kids really helped us,” said Zooey Albarran.

    Not only did students and teachers live literature, some ate it. Many classes served green eggs and ham for breakfast, while others made edible Dr. Seuss hats.

    But whatever the event - at the end of the day, it was all about the importance of reading.

    Posted March 13, 2014