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Celebrating Dr. Seuss: Oh, the places Truckee Elementary will go

Ashley Staron
Special to the Sun

TRUCKE, Calif. — Students at Truckee Elementary joined millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the 16th annual National Education Association's Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2.

NEA's Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.

At Truckee Elementary, all grades K-5 kicked off the week-long celebration of the life of Dr. Seuss by having an All School Read the morning of March 2.

The entire school collaborated to have grades 3-5 students read with K-2 students. The school gym was decorated with Dr. Seuss characters and themes.

Following this event, members of the Truckee High School Band led our students in a school-wide parade. Ruth Cross, president of Truckee Sunrise Rotary, dressed as the Cat in the Hat and led the parade. Rotary also provided an appreciation cake for the teachers.

The students then enjoyed a Dr. Seuss Spirit Week for to celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss in a fun way all week long. This Spirit Week featured different items of clothing each day in honor of specific Dr. Seuss books.

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To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, Truckee Elementary is asking you to join NEA and many of America's leading literacy, youth and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat — the red and white stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat-for a flurry (or furry) of reading excitement!

Our goal is to show America's children the joy of reading and build a nation of readers — on March 2 and every day.

Visit http://www.nea.org/readacross and http://www.readacrossamerica.org for information and to learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.

Ashley Staron is a fourth-grade teacher at Truckee Elementary School.