POTTSTOWN PA – OK, OK, so it was late. The snow meant those kids had to wait. But were they displeased? No siree, they were not. Because the football team came Monday, and gave its best shot!
It’s not easy writing in the syncopated style of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as children’s book author “Dr. Seuss.” His works are fun to read, though, and fostering a love of books was the intent of guests who arrived Monday (March 10, 2014) at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School on Buchert Road to read aloud to its third-to-fifth graders.
Earlier winter weather postponed the school’s observance of national “Read Across America” Day, which honors Seuss’ memory and promotes reading in all its forms.
As they do annually, members of the championship-winning Pottsgrove High School Falcons’ football team showed up to serve as featured readers, and demonstrated they are as articulate as they are tough. They were joined by other guests: local volunteers, teachers, Pottsgrove district administrators, and even other students. The kids were obviously delighted by their presence.
Some classes involved themselves in activities that spotlighted favorite Seuss characters. A five-some of teachers dressed as characters for the occasion as well, and future would-be Seusses wrote their own version of his classic, “And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street.”
Event coordinator Shari Costanzo called it “an amazing day of reading.”
Photos from Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School