Sequim High junior Mike McAleer reads to kindergartners Aden Uhlig and Will Allen in Melissa Novak’s class on March 1 for Read Across America Day at Helen Haller Elementary. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim High junior Mike McAleer reads to kindergartners Aden Uhlig and Will Allen in Melissa Novak’s class on March 1 for Read Across America Day at Helen Haller Elementary. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim students come together for Read Across America Day

Teachers and students brought out their striped topped hats and whiskers yet again for Read Across America Day on March 1.

See a slideshow from the event here.

Helen Haller Elementary classrooms continued the tradition of hosting Sequim High Schoolers for 30 minute reading sessions as part of the National Education Association’s annual event celebrating the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.

Students read an array of books to one another ranging from the popular “Dog Man” series to nonfiction books to Dr. Seuss’ library.

This year, Sequim Middle School did not travel to Greywolf Elementary to read with students, but classrooms at the elementary did participate on their own.

For more information on Read Across America, visit www.readacrossamerica.org.

Caleb Millet reads to classmate Lewis Crabb and Sequim high schooler Mia Coffman during Read Across America in Emily Ellefson’s third grade class. Coffman was one of hundreds of high schoolers to trek from Sequim High to Helen Haller Elementary on March 1 to read for younger students. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Caleb Millet reads to classmate Lewis Crabb and Sequim high schooler Mia Coffman during Read Across America in Emily Ellefson’s third grade class. Coffman was one of hundreds of high schoolers to trek from Sequim High to Helen Haller Elementary on March 1 to read for younger students. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Second grader Madelyn Bower dresses up for Read Across America Day on March 1 during Spirit Week at Helen Haller Elementary in Renee Mullikin’s class. She was one of many students to dress as their favorite book character on Friday.

Second grader Madelyn Bower dresses up for Read Across America Day on March 1 during Spirit Week at Helen Haller Elementary in Renee Mullikin’s class. She was one of many students to dress as their favorite book character on Friday.

Harrison Kuh, a third grader in Ann Riggs’ class, reads to Sequim High schooler Hunter Walters on March 1 for Read Across America Day. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Harrison Kuh, a third grader in Ann Riggs’ class, reads to Sequim High schooler Hunter Walters on March 1 for Read Across America Day. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Above: Kindergartner Kenzie Seymour speaks with sophomore Natalya James during Read Across America in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class about her book. Right: Harrison Kuh, a third grader in Ann Riggs’ class, reads to Sequim High schooler Hunter Walters on March 1 for Read Across America Day.

Above: Kindergartner Kenzie Seymour speaks with sophomore Natalya James during Read Across America in Stephanie Grotzke-Nash’s class about her book. Right: Harrison Kuh, a third grader in Ann Riggs’ class, reads to Sequim High schooler Hunter Walters on March 1 for Read Across America Day.

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