Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise
The National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day” is a nationwide reading celebration held each year on March 2, which is Dr. Seuss’s birthday.This year March 2 fell on a Sunday, so the events were held during the week in celebration. The educational aspect of the celebration focused on reading and rhyming. Pictured is Connie Engle’s third grade class at James A. Cawood Elementary School listening to Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College student volunteer Melanie Witt reading “A Cat in the Hat Came Back.”
Harlan Elementary School celebrated Read Across America by having students and staff dress as book characters.
Harlan County High School drama teacher Wendy Clem reads to third graders in dramatic fashion to mark the birthday of Dr. Seuss at Rosspoint Elementary School.
Dr. Seuss’ birthday was celebrated in Megan Saylor’s kindergarten class at Cumberland Elementary School. Students created their own “oobleck,” had “green eggs and ham” and watched a Dr. Seuss movie. The CES FRYSC assisted the students with making their “oobleck.”
Evarts Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Various people visited the school for festivities and joined in reading books to students including local realtor Janice Napier.
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday Carolyn Jones read to students at Cawood Elementary School.
Green Hills Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss Day by having the Cat in the Hat read to every class and many students dressed as their favorite character. A contest for the best costumes was held. Landon Brock, left, was primary winner and Shane Merrill, right, was the upper block winner.