Honoring Dr. Seuss

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Duffield Elementary School recently welcomed 108 Connetquot High School students as part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program.

The high schoolers visited each classroom, entertaining students ranging in grade level from kindergarten to fifth by reading them Dr. Seuss’ popular works, such as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Duffield’s faculty and staff members joined in the day’s fun activities by dressing up for this very special birthday celebration. Principal Lisa Farrell was very pleased with the day’s festivities and remarked that when high school students began celebrating with Duffield students several years ago, there were only 30 that took part. With each passing year, more and more high School students look forward to celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with their new Duffield friends.

The NEA launched the Read Across America program in 1998 to promote the importance of reading to school children.