IHS celebrates reading with Dr. Seuss

Published 1:27 pm Monday, March 2, 2020

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By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Isabella High School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by participating in Read Across America Day on March 2.

Guest readers, including high school students, teachers and community members, came to elementary classrooms to read to students. Many of the readers chose Dr. Seuss favorites or classic children’s stories to read.

Student Kristian Wilson was participating as a guest reader for the first time. She chose to read “Alice in Wonderland” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”

“I like how it … brings the little girls into the story more, and I like how they have a major role,” Wilson said.

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears” was one of her favorite books when she was younger.

“I loved to read when I was little,” Wilson said.

She said she wanted to participate in the event because she enjoys working with younger children and hopes to pursue a career where she will be working with children.

Student Logan Littleton read “Dr. Seuss’s Book of Animals.” He said he chose the book because “kids like animals.”

“I enjoyed having people come read to us as a little kid, so I decided I would return the favor,” Littleton said.

Student Breanna Smith wore cat ears and painted on whiskers to read “Jag” By LeAnn Rimes to students.

“I love to read, and I like being around little kids, so I thought I would take one of the books I had and share it,” Smith said.

Smith said the book she chose deals with being picked on and standing up for those being made fun of

Preschool teacher Hannah Baker chose to read “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss.

“It’s just fun,” Baker said. “They enjoy the funny things that the cat does.”

While she uses Dr. Seuss books a lot in her classroom, Baker reads the books to different classes on Read Across America Day.

“I usually do my kids’ classes, and I enjoy getting to be there with them and reading to their classes,” Baker said.

Lisa Cleckler read “Imagine That: how Dr. Seuss wrote “The Cat in the Hat” by Judy Sierra.

She said she discovered the book while helping out with the book fair and thought it would be good to read to the older elementary students.