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Youth Go 'Seussical' to Celebrate Reading

Elementary schools across Middletown celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 by dressing up in costume for Read Across America day.

Youth Go 'Seussical' to Celebrate Reading Youth Go 'Seussical' to Celebrate Reading Youth Go 'Seussical' to Celebrate Reading

This year, the National Education Association, more than 3.2 million educators who work to improve public schools, and several literacy and youth groups, called on book lovers on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, around the nation to take up The Lorax, the popular children's book published in 1971 about the lovable creature who fights to save the environment.

At Friday, families members of the teaching staff were on hand to share their love of reading with students, who dressed up as Cat in the Hat characters Thing One and Thing Two and ate Green Eggs and Ham. Moms and dads of teachers, sons and daughters of teachers, husbands and wives of teachers all joined in on the fun!

"After hearing the Dr. Seuss story of Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Ms. Jukins' second grade made their own ooey, gooey, sticky, Oobleck," according to the school's blog.

students created their own Cat in the Hat-style manilla-paper hats with crayons and wore them all day, including for the day-end CMT pep rally for the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders led by new .

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading.

In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, teenagers, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages.

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