Sumter's Kingsbury Elementary School celebrates Dr. Seuss during Read Across America


Read Across America Week at Kingsbury Elementary School was jam-packed with events geared to encourage reading and celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodore Seuss Geisel. He was a writer and cartoonist who in his career published more than 60 books that have taught children to love reading, rhyme and the whimsical cadence of words. He is known for such masterpieces as "Green Eggs and Ham" and the "Cat in the Hat." All over Kingsbury Elementary last week, students were dressed as Dr. Seuss characters - reading or listening to his books, writing in his style or solving math problems geared toward his characters' playful antics. Whether it was wacky sock day, door decorating contests or mismatched clothes, there were many events to demonstrate to the students how important reading is and what lengths their teachers will go to prove that. On Friday, the school was full of guest readers from the community including doctors, lawyers, firefighters, police officers, superintendents and dance instructors. Thank you to everyone who came out to emphasize to the children just how essential reading is and how fun it can be.