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’ 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.”