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David Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

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Fort Plain, NY 13339





Harry Hoag Elementary students focus on reading during Dr. Seuss’ birthday week

To commemorate the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss, students in K-2 at Harry Hoag Elementary School are celebrating by reading his books and completing a series of projects in the school library. Dr. Seuss reading

Dr. Seuss’ birthday also coincides with the National Education Association's "Read Across America Day," a nationwide reading celebration held each year in early March.

Harry Hoag Elementary librarian Jeff Jones has been reading books to students (think “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket,” and “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”) and doing crafts from coloring fishbowls to creating other works.

“The kids are having a lot of fun, and they are learning a lot about Dr. Seuss and his works,” Jones said.
Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School librarian Mary VanPatten recently brought three high schools students to Harry Hoag to read to the kids in K-2. She said the students enjoyed the program.

“It’s important to recognize the enjoyment in reading,” she said. “The more you read, the better reader you become.”