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Students Celebrate National Reading Month

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March is National Reading Month and Dr. Seuss' birthday. Teachers at Saxvik Elementary decided to honor both occasions with a week long reading fest. 

Students got to do something silly each day similar to Dr. Suess' books, and to close out the week teachers invited some special guest readers.

First grader, Jacob Schlag and his friends got to hang out with some KFYR-TV personalities today. 

JR Havens, Mary Cate Mannion, Marisa DeCandido and I got to read a few of our favorite Dr. Seuss books for the school's celebration of his birthday and National Reading Month. 

Some of the students even read to us. Some even tried to convince us that reading was more exciting than television.

"Books in general, the Jack and Danny series, they have been a blast for me. And you might want to read them," says Jacob.  
Dr. Seuss books were in every classroom the news team visited. The whole week was dedicated to the books.

"His books are silly. So, the kids really enjoy them," says first grade teacher Gina Tabbut. "Their interest level is really piqued by his books. There's rhyming words, there's silly actions, and they can read them themselves."

Every day this week was silly and different. There was Crazy Sock Day for the "Fox In Socks" book, Hat Day for reading "Cat In The Hat," and even Green Day.  

Teachers say it's important to keep pushing students to read, and incorporate other subjects. 

"We're gonna turn it into math by taking a survey on if we liked it or not. Writing about what happened first, next and last. We're going to turn it into a writing-segment also," she says. 

The news team says they enjoyed sharing their love of reading with the children. 

Even though Dr. Seuss died more than 20-years-ago, Saxvik teachers say the books are timeless. 


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