Carver students celebrate the Read Across America, Dr. Seuss

Apr. 16, 2013 @ 08:37 PM


In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the Read Across America initiative, the One Step Above Reading Club at Carver Elementary School put on a short skit for first- through third-grade students.

Club members (totalling eight this school year) work hard to improve their reading skills.

A Dr. Seuss Books reading contest was sponsored by Marion B. Perry, club sponsor. Receiving monetary awards (for reading the most books among club members, from first place to fourth) were Ceanna Pendergrass, Aniyah Lewis, Marco Balderas-Ochoa and Landon Grimaldi.

The special guest for this event, Dr. Alice Clark Sallins, a music teacher at Dabney Elementary School, recounted an old folktale, “That Mule Won’t Work,” to the students. She followed this with a reading of the Dr. Seuss book, “Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose.”

After finishing the book, Sallins questioned audience members to test their retention. She rewarded those who responded correctly each with a dollar.