“Bring one book or two,
Either will be fine,
It’s all up to you
It’s all out Dr. Seuss’ birthday,
hurry before it’s through”
LUMBERTON — Few people can throw together a rhyme or poem like Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to millions as Dr. Seuss.
Public Schools of Robeson County students will join millions of other children around the country on Thursday to celebrate the 19th annual observance of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day.
Whether they are 6, 16 or 60 years old, everyone is invited to read on this day. The NEA is calling on America’s children, both young and old, to celebrate the joys of reading on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Readers are encouraged to celebrate with this year’s book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
The NEA expects more than 45 million readers to pick up a book and read on Read Across America Day. And schools across the district are stapling and gluing up decorations inspired by Dr. Seuss books and artwork.
Across the Public Schools of Robeson County, hundreds of volunteers have signed up to read at many of the district’s 23 elementary schools. Teacher cadets also will visit several schools to read to students.
Dr. Seuss’ birthday inspires creativity in the minds of educators and families. His magical play on words can influence the young or old, the wacky and the wild to pick up a book and read. Robeson County teachers and students will be engaging on Thursday in parades, skits, and songs acknowledging the joys of reading and the characters or ideas from Dr. Seuss’ book.
For information about NEA’s Read Across America, visit www.nea.org/readacross.
Tasha Oxendine is a spokesperson for the Public Schools of Robeson County.