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Mar 2, 2012 2:01 AM by Herbie Smith

Local Schools Celebrate Dr.Seuss' Birthday

In Youngsville, Green T. Lindon Elementary School kicked off their Dr. Seuss birthday celebration early Thursday morning. Kids enjoyed a plate of green eggs and ham while listening to the book.The school's principal says it's a great way to promote literacy.

"Reading at a very young age is the key academic success," said Gina Cahee, principal of Green T. Lindon Elementary.

At J. Wallace James Elementary in Scott, students are celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday by taking part in a national reading challenge.

"I enjoy reading Diary of the Wimpy Kid," said third-grader, T.J. Woodard.

"I love to read Dr.Suess books," said third-grader, Kaytlyn Babineaux.

"We're joining the nation wide campaign, "Read the Most from Coast to Coast," said Paula Graffeo, librarian of J. Wallace James Elementary.

For moments the library was very quite, as little ones sat and read to themselves, but that eventually changed. After one teacher began reading "Green Eggs and Ham", students gathered around her and began reading with her as a group.

"Readers are leaders! I think Dr.Seuss would be very proud of our students," said Graffeo.



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