To commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Friday, March 1, students in Burns Avenue participated in the Read Across America Program. The goal of the program is to develop literacy and increase student interest in reading. During a forty minute period, students in the Primary Grades were paired up with students in the Intermediate Grades so that they could read together. The younger students greatly enjoyed listening to the stories that were read to them by the students in Grades 3-5.
To further celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday, the Burns Avenue Student Council sponsored a Crazy Cat in the Hat Day on March 1. Students were encouraged to wear crazy hats and prizes were awarded to the students with the most creative hats.
Hopefully, the Read Across America Program will lead to additional reading by each of the students in Burns Avenue, for as Dr. Seuss once wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”