Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebrated

Published 9:45 am Monday, March 7, 2011

S.P. Morton Elementary first-graders participating in Read Across America Day were, from left in front, Abram Staten, Jenna Wallower, Mary Conner, Tavon Person and Christian Cutchins; second row, Brooke Barry, Dejah Willson, teacher Lisa Skeeters, Emmanuel Staten, Ellie Ross and Sydney Cooper; third row, Deshad Griffin, Alaysia Joyner, Spencer Fillhart, Malik Murphy, Dilisha Barber, Isabella Hunter and Patrick Fountain; and in back, Edith Scott.

FRANKLIN—First-grade students in Lisa Skeeters’ class at S.P. Morton Elementary joined thousands of children across the nation in celebrating “Read Across America” last week.

The National Education Association’s reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of renowned children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participated by bringing together children, teens and books.

Skeeters’ students read Dr. Seuss books throughout the day and had a birthday party celebrating the life and works of Dr. Seuss.