Kids celebrate Dr. Seuss and literature as they Read Across America

Written by on March 1, 2021

Kids celebrate Dr. Seuss and literature as they Read Across America

By Haley O’Brien

March 1, 2021

Photo by Lina Kivaka from Pexels

A local elementary school has a yummy plan to celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2 as they celebrate literature.

Listen to the story.

Students at Five Points Elementary School in Bangor will dress up as Dr. Seuss characters and eat green eggs and ham this week.

Principal Courtney LePore says the activities aim to show kids reading can be fun.

She says it’s the most important skill students learn at the elementary level.

And it’s especially crucial this year.

“The time away from school and the closure really did have an impact on their acquisition of reading skills. So students, since they’ve been back with us, have been working really hard to close some of those gaps and are making great progress,” LePore says.

They’ll also participate in several special events throughout the month of March.

“We are going to have a vocabulary parade where they get to dress up like a vocabulary word of their choice, so lots of fun ways to celebrate reading and celebrate the acquisition of that really important skill,” LePore says.

Guests are usually invited to school to read Dr. Suess books to students, but this year, guests will visit virtually.

The Lehigh Valley Reads mascot Corey will drop off reading materials to local schools.

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