This year’s Read Across America day fell on Dr. Seuss’s 113th birthday, and Anderson Elementary School went all out to celebrate the beloved author and the 20th annual Read Across America day. Some three dozen volunteers were honored at a breakfast of green eggs and ham, and other breakfast treats before spreading out to various classrooms to read Dr. Seuss books to students.
HISD Board President Wanda Adams, Chief Elementary School Officer Jocelyn Mouton, and School Support Officer Ester Omogbehin were among the more than three dozen readers. Also at the even were many retired teachers, parents of Anderson students, members of the MALE (Men and Literacy Evolving) initiative, representatives from the Fountain of Praise Church, and several HISD administrators, including nearby Westbury HS Principal Susan Monaghan.
“I love reading, and I always enjoy reading to children because I want to inspire them,” said Dr. Mouton.
Anderson ES was decorated with Dr. Seuss characters and books, and the students and staff members were wearing the familiar red and white hat from “The Cat in the Hat.” The breakfast menu for readers even included green eggs and ham. Student council members welcomed visitors and acted as guides during the event.
Principal Roslyn Stiles Vaughn spoke about the importance of reading to students to improve their literacy skills. She thanked the community partners and other attendees who gave their time to come to Anderson and volunteer to read.