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Thu, Sept. 19

Reading Across America

Dr. Seuss' Birthday was celebrated by students "Reading Across America" Monday. Dr. Daniel Bright students celebrated by eating Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast, having classroom birthday snacks, dressing in their pajamas, and reading throughout the day. From 1-1:30, the entire school went outside to read together. Second grade students paired up with kindergarten students to help them read parents, relatives, school board members, the mayor and members of Verde Rural Fire came to school to read with the students. Denver Hughes from Verde Rural Fire Department is enjoying reading a Dr. Seuss book with a group of students. At Cottonwood's American Heritage Academy, usually a uniform school, students, staff and faculty were encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Suess Character. Activities were created in the classrooms, and students from the upper school joined students in the elementary school for reading and activities that celebrated reading, and allowed the students a good amount of fun! Principal Leonard Miller, as the Cat in the Hat, read the students the "Green Eggs and Ham" Suess book, and then the school served students green eggs and ham for lunch!

Photos courtesy of American Heritage Academy and Kathy Epperson

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