Irvine schools take part in national reading celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday

More than a dozen IUSD elementary schools invited a cast of special guests to read their favorite children’s books on March 2, officially celebrated as Read Across America Day.

Established by the National Education Association, Read Across America is an annual literacy campaign that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Guest readers in Irvine included Board of Education members Gavin Huntley-Fenner and Sue Kuwabara, police officers and district staff.

IUSD Superintendent Terry Walker did his part by reading a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “What Was I Scared Of?” to students at Deerfield Elementary School and Eastshore Elementary, which is pictured above.

Meanwhile, Bonita Canyon Principal Bob Curley was donning a feline costume -- complete with an oversized red bow tie -- for a live performance of “The Cat in the Hat,” with instructional assistants Kristie Hickok and Geri Aston reprising their roles as Thing 1 and Thing 2.

The Orange County Register published quite a few pictures from Read Across America Day, including several from Irvine schools. You can access them here.