A push for literacy is evident across the nation and leaders are doing their part to make sure it is a fun message for children.
With the assistance of the Murray State University's branch of the Kentucky Education Association, Read Across America brought reading alive at Martin Luther King Junior and Belmont Elementary Schools Tuesday. National Education Association Executive Committee member Earl Wiman and KEA President Sharon Oxendine voiced Dr Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" for over 350 kindergarten through 2nd graders at MLK and over 260 kindergarten through 3rd graders at Belmont.
The event was sponsored, in part, by Delta Dental of Kentucky and Vice President of Operations, Tammy York-Day says it was a great opportunity to get two messages across.
As part of the events, Delta Dental donated $1,000 to each school's library as well as gave a Dr Seuss book to each child in attendance. 11 of the 28 members of the MSU KEA, who are students working towards being teachers, helped bring the event to Hopkinsville and dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2 as well as the much anticipated Cat in the Hat. The children also took the 2 x 2 + 20 pledge to brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes and read for twenty minutes a day.
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