Local schools honor ‘Read Across America Day’ with Dr. Seuss

Hampden County

Guest readers entertained children by reading Dr. Seuss books out loud in classrooms across Western Massachusetts Friday.

22News reporter Sy Becker read aloud to a fifth-grade class at the Fausey Elementary School in West Springfield as part of “Read Across America Day.”

Sy chose to read the popular favorite “Oh Say Can You Say” to the children.

The school’s reading specialist Tim Harty has successfully encouraged the Fausey school to participate in the nationwide observance for many years. 

“Well this is a big day,” Harty told 22News. “Read Across America Day, the birthday of Dr. Seuss and of course, he was born in Springfield and he inspired so many kids who love to read.”

Schools in the town of Ware also participated in “Read Across America Day”. 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Adam Strzempko Friday read to a first-grade class at the Kozial Elementary School.

The Dr. Seuss book Adam read to the children is appropriately called “What’s the Weather, Today?”

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