The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

March 4, 2014

Cat hats, books steal spotlight on Seuss day

— DANVILLE — Parents, teachers, administrators and students donned “Cat in the Hat” attire to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Superintendent Cheryl Latorre wore a paper red and white hat while reading “Wish for a Fish” to first-graders in the class of June Heeter Monday.

Seuss, the famous children’s author named Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born March 2. He died in 1991 at the age of 87.

Portraying the cat in the hat was Dawn Brookhart, director of curriculum, instruction and technology. She read the book “Is a Camel a Mammal” to the children.

The youngsters enjoyed a Seuss-inspired breakfast of jellyfish green eggs, shark-fin shaped ham and fish-shaped pancakes. Heeter provided the food with a parent making the pancakes.

Heeter said Read Across America events correlated to the school’s All About Research Books with Seuss also having an All About Books project. Students wrote a book and created a project about an animal of their choice. The first-grade projects were displayed in the hallway. The students discussed their books with friends and others attending and then checked out the research projects.

Students received special Read Across America Day participation certificates and a special Dr. Seuss treat bag from Heeter.

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