In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2 and the National Education Association’s annual “Read Across America” event, many area educators created special days and activities around the infamous author and the books themselves. Several of these educators shared their students’ experiences with Owensboro Times.
Kaitlin Bandy’s kindergarten class at East View Elementary School had two guests come in to read to the students. Adam Bouchard, a KWC Track and Field and football athlete, and Kendall Terry, Miss Kentucky Bluegrass, read Bartholomew and the Oobleck and then made Oobleck with the students. (Bandy’s class is featured above.)
Estes Elementary School first grade teacher Jessica Lusk celebrated the event by having her students write poems that rhyme like Dr. Suess’ books.
Sherry Baber at Hager Preschool invited positive male role models in the community to come in and read to her preschoolers throughout the month of February.
West Louisville Elementary School Media Specialist Amber Thompson celebrated I Love to Read Week with dress-up days to match Dr. Suess books. For instance, Fox in Sox Day was to wear silly socks to school. They also had special guest students from Apollo High School come and read to each classroom and talk about why reading is important to them.
West Louisville primary students also participated in a “Reading Train.”
According to Elaine Howard, Whitesville Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day with a Book Swap. Throughout the week, students brought in a gently used book from home to donate. On Friday, all the students were able to take home a book to keep.
In celebration of Read Across America Week, sixth graders Lucy Spaw and Tyler Layman from Mrs. Elizabeth Muster’s study skills class at Burns Middle School read to students in Mrs. Huff’s second-grade class at Burns Elementary.