Read Across America
Read Across America
Posted on 03/02/2018

The nationwide reading celebration, Read Across America, takes place today, Friday, March 2. This day was selected to honor the award-winning author, Dr. Seuss. Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904.

Students in Puyallup School District’s elementary schools participate in this annual celebration. Students and staff bring their favorite Dr. Seuss character to life and enjoy books and activities surrounding the famous author.

The Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two, and the Grinch were only a few of the special visitors at Mt. View Elementary. After participating in two assemblies, the special guests visited classrooms for the opportunity to read with the students.

Seuss’s concern about literacy among school children was the driving force for his creations. Dr. Seuss wanted a book to attract young children to read using only 250 words, and from that aspiration The Cat in the Hat was created.

Research shows children who spend more time reading have higher academic scores. Read Across America is a great way to bring the excitement of reading to children of all ages.

“You find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.”

  • Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat
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Anne Hogenson
hogensam@puyallup.k12.wa.us