There's just something about Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham that put a smile on children and adults' faces alike.
Today is Read Across America Day, a celebration by the National Education Association in conjunction with Seuss' birthday on March 2. Its aim is to bring awareness to reading with children and first kicked off in the United States n 1998.
Throughout Campbell Union School District, children were dressing in red-and-white striped hats (many made in class) and listening to teachers, parents and community volunteers read to them from some of the most beloved children's books out there.
"I'm reading it four times before 10:00 a.m. today," says Lynhaven Elementary School Assistant Principal Beatrice Rowan. "I think its one of the best Dr. Seuss books."
The elementary school had its kindergartners not only hear Green Eggs and Ham read to them by Rowan, but they also were able to see that silly dish come to life ... and eat it.
"My own son got to experience this when he was in kindergarten. He's now in sixth grade and this is something he still asks for," says Lynhaven Kindergarten Teacher Michelle Kilmer. "We've had it for dinner several times and its one of those things that imprinted for him, it was a wonderful year for him. It just brings the literature to life."
Read how Campbell celebrated in previous years:
- 2012: Campbell City Manager Amy Brown Reads 'Oh The Places You'll Go!'
- 2011: Rosemary Reads Seuss