March 05 2013
Readers join Howe Elementary Students to Celebrate
Read Across America & Dr. Seuss
On Monday, March 4, area politicians and
community members joined the students at Howe Early Childhood
Education Center to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and the
annual “Read Across America” event.
Congressman Paul Tonko, Assemblyman Phil
Steck, and Lt. Col. Matt LeClair, of the 139th
Airlift Squadron of the National Guard, read to the students and
discussed their favorite Dr. Seuss books.
to how carefully Dr. Seuss chose his words to make us laugh and
feel nice when reading them,” Tonko explained to the Class of
2025. “Let us remember to carefully choose our words when we
talk to each other and our parents and teachers to always be
pleasant and never hurtful.”
More than 45 million U.S. students
participated in this year’s event, which is the nation’s largest
reading celebration. The goal of the celebration is to
encourage an interest and love for reading at an early age.
chose my favorite Dr. Seuss story, Yertle the Turtle,
because it helps to explain the way our government works, and
teaches a lesson about greed”, Steck told one of the
Students donned construction paper hats
with the classic red and white stripe design made famous by
The Cat in the Hat, and were provided breakfast of green
eggs and ham made by by their teachers.
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