Celebrate Read Across America with Seuss
I do not like them Sam I am I do not like green eggs and ham."
These famous words written by the late, great Dr. Seuss strike a chord with many people of many generations. I read his books often as a child, and now again read the often to my child. I enjoy them as if I were still five years old!
If you haven't in a while, delve back into those memories by picking up and reading your favorite Dr. Seuss story to your kids, neighbor kids or even your cat or dog! The National Education Association and Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District are celebrating the annual Read Across America" program on March 2, which is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (more commonly known as Dr. Seuss).
We encourage everyone to pull the plug on the television and read," said April Lemmon with the Cy-Fair Texas State Teachers Association, which is affiliated with NEA. Enjoy reading with family and friends. Research shows children who read more do better in school."
Tomorrow parent and community volunteers, and Cy-Fair ISD teachers, administrators and board members will read in Cy-Fair ISD school classrooms. In the past, many of them have donned the famous Cat in the Hat" hat. Very inventive!
Do the same with your own kids at home. It doesn't have to be a Dr. Seuss classic, but anything that sparks the imagination!
This is the 13th year for the NEA Read Across America" program.
In addition to Cy-Fair ISD classrooms, the national event will kick off at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. with students treated to a round of readings and pledge to read throughout the year. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, members of Congress, NEA leaders, and the Cat in the Hat will read and host the national event.
This year 45 million children and adults are expected to participate. Last year, 480,000 Cat in the Hats" were worn while reading.
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