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Plum City Elementary celebrates Read Across America

Fifth graders dressed up as book characters.1 / 4
Alexis Nelson reading with her grandpa at the breakfast.2 / 4
Chef Kris of Annabell's Catering ready to serve green eggs and ham.3 / 4
Mrs. Hartung and a few Kindergartners and author Sheri Erickson. -- Photos submitted4 / 4

On March 1, Plum City Elementary students, dressed in red and white honoring Dr. Seuss, gathered in their gym to kick off the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Week.

The year marks the 16th annual celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss's birthday. The kick off was complete with music and two motivational videos. Students recited the famous reader's oath, sang Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss and learned about what exciting events the upcoming week entailed.

On Monday, students wore sportswear to "root" for a good book and fourth and fifth graders kicked off their annual book battle competition. On Wednesday, students and staff dressed up as book characters and had a book swap. The book swap allowed students to bring gently used books from home and 'swap' them with other students. Thursday morning was the annual Green Eggs and Ham breakfast. The school district would like to thank Annabell's Catering for preparing the eggs and ham. Over 150 parents, students, siblings and grandparents ate green eggs and ham for breakfast. Students and staff stayed comfy in their pajamas on Thursday, as well.

The jam packed week came to an end Friday with crazy sock day and a visiting author. Students Kindergarten through fifth grade heard a presentation from Sheri Erickson of Wilson, Wis. She is the author of A Tale of a Tail: The True Adventures of Tippy.