Mintonye Elementary was busy on Monday, March 2nd learning about Dr. Seuss and celebrating Read Across America Day. Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the United States held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The students dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. Mrs. Grider’s first grade students had guest readers throughout the day who came in to read favorite books of theirs. Some of the guest readers included Dr Hanback, Mr. Skaggs, and several more! Miss Delp’s kindergarten also had surprise guest readers, their parents! Several parents of the kindergarten students came in to read Dr. Seuss books throughout the day. Some classrooms worked on rhyming activities and Mrs. Tilley’s 3rd grade and Ms. Overbay’s kindergarten classes got together to do a big buddy project. Together, they made a Thing 1 and Thing 2 poster with handprints. There is also a BrainPop video classes watched to learn more about Dr. Seuss. Mrs. Miller’s first grade class listened to various Dr. Seuss books which were read by their classmates. They then did an activity where the students decorated their own Dr. Seuss hat and wrote how they would get rid of Cat in the Hat if he arrived at their house. Several other classes also wrote about “The Cat in the Hat”, including Mrs. Bymaster’s second grade, Mrs. DeGolyer’s kindergarten, and Miss Delp’s kindergarten class. Be sure to check out these writings the next time you are at Minotnye! Mrs. Schurman’s kindergarten read Green Eggs and Ham and then wrote their own funny version in a poem "I Will Read". I love to read here and there, I will read anywhere! As you can see the students at Mintonye enjoyed celebrating Dr. Suess’ birthday all day long.