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Principal Yavonnda Smith reads Green Eggs and Ham.Prairie Elementary School Celebrates Reading

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The students and teachers at Prairie Elementary School celebrated reading and one of the country’s most beloved authors during a special Read Across America (http://www.nea.org/readacross/) assembly. Read Across America encourages students to read and also celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Students dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2.During the assembly students sang songs, performed skits, and helped read works from Dr. Seuss. Principal Yavonnda Smith read Green Eggs and Ham and encouraged the students to join her in the reading of the classic book.

The assembly ended in a pep rally as the lower grades sang songs and cheered the upper grades as they prepared to take the ISAT. The faculty of at Prairie also sang a song to get the students excited about the ISAT.

Prairie Elementary Students sing about Dr. Seuss.Smith hopes the students remember that literacy is important to academic success. She says, “Reading is very important and it should be the basic foundation for their education.”

Photo 1: Principal Yavonnda Smith read a rousing version of “Green Eggs and Ham” as part of the Prairie Read Across America Day.

Photo 2: “Thing 1″ and “Thing 2″ plot mischief during the Prairie Elementary School Read Across America assembly.

Photo 3: Prairie Elementary Students sing about Dr. Seuss during the Read Across America assembly.

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