Area schools celebrate Read Across America Day

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - At schools across the Pine Belt students, parents, and teachers joined forces to celebrate Read Across America Day.

Read Across America Day is in its 16th year and coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss who is known for writing such children's books as Green Eggs And Ham and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

At Grace Christian Elementary in Hattiesburg students rotated through the classrooms where they experienced a different Dr. Seuss adventure. In each classroom the books were read to the students and then they participated in activities related to the books.

"Reading is crucial in the lives of children, said Debra Large," Principal, Grace Christian Elementary. "Children who are able to read and comprehend what they read will be more successful in the classroom as they do their work each day."

Principal Large also said Read Across America Day motivates the children and gets them engaged in the activity.

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