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APS celebrates Read Across America Day

seussEarlier this month, schools across the district celebrated Read Across America Day, an annual nationwide event with a mission to promote literacy, in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

West Manor Elementary School had community partners, family members, and even Emperor Searcy, a radio personality from Hot 107.9, read to the students and encourage them to continue to be successful academically. This event was a highlight from their Mays Cluster Family Engagement Week, and was featured on Channel 2’s morning shout out as well as the Ryan Cameron Morning Show.

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Read Across America was one of the highlights of the Mays Cluster Family Engagement Week.

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Radio personality Emperor Sercy encouraged students to read, read, read!

Hope-Hill Elementary School had 20 community members and partners on hand to read to students for Dr. Seuss Day.  Partners included Ingersoll Rand/Trane companies, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, and board members Leslie Grant and Matt Westmoreland.

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Board of Education member Matt Westmoreland reads to students at Hope-Hill Elementary School.

At Thomasville Heights Elementary School, each grade level contributed a portion of their day for this event as they dressed in their Cat in the Hat attire and decorated their classrooms. Kindergarten and 2nd grade students had an opportunity to eat green eggs, from the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham.

“I had fun,” said Quateria, third grade student at Thomasville Heights. “We also read Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss and I’m going to make sure I read that book again.”

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Green Eggs and Ham was a favorite among the students at Thomasville Heights.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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Thomasville students learned about ‘the places they will go.’

March 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm 1 comment

Fickett Elementary celebrates Read Across America

R.N. Fickett Elementary celebrated Read Across America with a salute to Dr. Seuss’s literature for the entire week. Students were greeted as they entered  Fickett’s foyer last week by the mischievous Cat in the Hat mascot (Gail Broughton), parent volunteer; the lovable pair, Thing One (Mrs. Sweetie) and Thing Two (Mrs. Parks), parent volunteers; as well as a beautifully decorated theme hall, media center, and cafeteria portraying Dr. Seuss ‘s characters and humorous quotes and poems.

During the week, Fickett Principal Dr. Anthony Dorsey observed The Cat in the Hat mascot providing reading, science, and math lessons via the famous story “Green Eggs and Ham,” along with preparing the actual dish to depict the story and relating the story to real life applications.

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March 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm Leave a comment

Target takes aim at Beecher Hills Elementary for Read Across America Day

Target Volunteers came together with Beecher Hills Elementary on Tuesday to help the students celebrate Read Across America Day. The volunteers read to pre-kindergarten through third-grade classes. One class was selected for a video contest to receive a Dr. Seuss book for each student. In addition to the Target Volunteers, popular Seuss character The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 visited the school.

March 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

Reading a book, a book to read, at Burgess-Peterson Academy, indeed

Some photos you just have to share because they’re so fun, and that’s definitely the case with Burgess-Peterson Academy Principal Robin Robbins. Here we have her sharing images of her reading a little Dr. Seuss — I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! — to kindergarten through second-graders in celebration of Dr. Seuss Day at the school. The event, part of the Read Across America Week festivities, honored the children’s book honor on his birthday. The students had to wear pajamas to school, Principal Robbins tells us, partly to walk in a parade on Tuesday.

Thanks, Burgess-Peterson, and keep ‘em coming. And how well is Principal Robbins rocking that Dr. Seuss hat?!

March 3, 2010 at 6:24 pm 1 comment


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