Students celebrate Dr. Seuss by reading

Elementary classrooms across Dougherty County School System participated in the 'Read Across America' programs.

The program honors Dr. Seuss, the man who created the famous book series filled with rhymes. Schools hosted parents, community volunteers, and special guests as they read to students. Fox 31 saw everything from Marines to Albany Panther football players to DCSS Superintendent Dr. Joshua Murfree participating in the events.

Students we spoke with say they enjoyed the event because it's fun and different compared to what they normally do in class. Live Oak Elementary School Media Specialist Jan Lloyd says there is also another reason the faculty wanted to participate. "In today's world there is so much technology and the kids are into technology. We just wanted to remind them of reading. So community helpers can come in and remind them of that" says Lloyd.

Fox 31 would like to send a special 'Thank You' to Live Oak Elementary School, West Town Elementary School, and Lamar Reese Elementary School for having our meteorologists, reporters, and anchors read to your students. We had a lot of fun and look forward to participating again next year!