Read Across America Day: Stories Come to Life at Bayou View Elementary
There’s nothing like a good story. There were plenty to go around at Bayou View Elementary today.
Gulfport students joined thousands of others across the nation to celebrate “Read Across America Day” and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The popular children’s author would have been 112 today. His characters and others came to life in the classroom as local community leaders read their favorite children’s book to the students, who proved they could act as well as read. Bayou View Elementary literacy coach Tammarra Parker said, “Storytelling, it’s a lost art. Tell great stories about when you were a child and some of those great stories of our community. Bring it to life for our children. Children love to hear stories.”
Today’s hands on lesson in literacy also went beyond the classroom walls. During lunch, students and teachers got the chance to nibble on some popular foods very similar to those in Dr. Seuss books, like green eggs and ham. The Grinch was lurking around at lunch time and while he did manage to steal Christmas, the kids’ food stayed safe.