Elementary Students Celebrate Read Across America Day

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Edna Louise Spear Elementary School students joined thousands of schools nationwide to celebrate the birthday of renowned author Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day.

To plan for the annual celebration, school librarian Selinda Stout encouraged students at all grade levels to share their favorite book with their peers.

Twenty-eight students were assigned as these special guest readers and to honor the author, many dressed in stripes, crazy hats and striped socks.

I was happily overwhelmed with the number of students who wanted to participate,” said Ms. Stout. “They did a fabulous job reading to their peers, which is not an easy thing to do. I was proud of all of them!”

The Dr. Seuss theme was carried out in the decorated library and adults dressed as The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch made several appearances throughout the day. Numerous local businesses contributed to the celebration including red and white balloons donated by Party Hardy and a large decorated Dr. Seuss-inspired sheet cake for the entire school staff donated by local bakery La Bonne Boulangerie. Ms. Stout also held a raffle with prizes including ice cream from Kilwin’s and the Frigate and gift certificates to Port Jeff Bowl, Applebee’s and Panera Bread.